More strengthening exercises

Published: March, 2014

Our December 2005 article "Exercise sampler: Building hip strength" focused on lower-body exercises that help strengthen hipbones. Adding some or all of the following exercises will help round out your strength-training routine. Several of them work the muscles of the upper body.

Seated bridge

What. Works muscles of back thighs (hamstrings), back (spinal extensors), and buttocks (gluteus maximus).

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