Hip Strength | Turnout | Technique Tuesday Tips

Developing hip strength and turnout is very important for dancers! Especially when it comes to safely and effectively performing the amazing skills we do in routines. Try this exercise to help strengthen all those muscles responsible for laterally abducting and externally rotating your leg.

Lay flat on your side with legs extended and a circle resistance band around your thighs. Slowly raise your top leg towards the ceiling and then externally rotate to your natural turn out. With control, reverse this combo and return to starting position and repeat for 20 reps before performing this exercise on the other side.

Tips! Only turnout as much as you can without allowing your top hip to fall behind the bottom hip. You can also perform this exercise with your back against a wall for support and to prevent this from happening.

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