- Attach cable ankle cuff to ankle, furthest low pulley. Step
near foot over cable and lie prone perpendicular to cable. Bend
knee 90° so attached ankle crosses over resting straight
leg nearest pulley. Adjust positioning of legs slightly away
from cable pulley so slight stretch is felt in hip.
- Keeping knee of attached leg bent approximately 90°,
pull cable attachment away from pulley by rotating hip as far
as possible. Return leg to original position toward pulley and
repeat. Place ankle cuff on opposite leg and continue lying opposite
- Exercise name is somewhat counter-intuitive since direction
of rotation is relative to movement of hip, or thigh, not bent
leg. For example, in this exercises, internal
rotation of hip causes front of thigh to turn inward despite
bent leg moving outward. Incidentally, if knee were straight
during internal rotation of thigh, foot would move inward.
- Hip Internal Rotators (listed below)