Bent Knee Side Bridge Hip Abduction

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Bent Knee Side Bridge Hip Abduction


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Push



Lie on side with legs bent back 90 degrees, one leg on top of the other. Place forearm under shoulder perpendicular to body.


Keeping shank of lower leg on mat or floor, raise hips up off ground while raising upper leg upward away from lower leg. Return to original position and repeat. Continue with opposite leg.


Keep knees bent throughout exercise. Exercise can be performed on mat or towel or cushioning can be placed under forearm. See ROM Criteria and Spot Reduction Myth.


Exercise can be performed by rising only leg upward, keeping hips down.


Exercise can be made more challenging with legs straight

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