No equipment exercise program for the 50+ - 6/10
Week Six of a Ten Week series: Hip Mobility
Vintage Fitness is an in home personal training company which inspires movement in the 50+ in Toronto.
Clients often ask us for easy exercises which are appropriate for someone over 50 that require minimal equipment which they can do at home or in their condo gym.
This is the sixth week of a ten week blog series filled with exercise pictures and tips. The focus this week is on hip mobility. Opening up your hips will help to take the pressure off your lower back and reduce the chance of a lower back injury.
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A good exercise to warm up the hips and strengthen the muscles on the outside of the hip.
Do this exercise 10 times on either side.
Deep hip stretch
Sit up tall when you do this stretch and sit at the front of your chair. You should feel it in the outside of the hip.
Hold the stretch for one minute.
This is a yoga pose that has been modified by adding a chair in front for extra balance support. Make sure that you take a big enough step forward so that your front foot lines up over your ankle.
Hold this pose for 1-2 minutes
Knees to Chest
This stretch helps to release tension in the lower back and hips. A good stretch to do before you get out of bed in the morning.
Hold for one minute.
Hip open and close
Gently open and close your leg in this pose to dynamically stretch your hip. If you have any sharp pain stop the stretch.
Do this exercise 10 times on either side
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