- Attach cable ankle cuff to ankle, nearest low pulley. Lie
prone with legs slightly apart and knee of attached leg bent
90°. Adjust position 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 toward opposite knee by rotating hip. Return
until slight stretch is felt in hip, then repeat. Place ankle
cuff on opposite leg and continue lying opposite direction.
- 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, external
rotation of hip causes front of thigh to turn outward despite
bent leg moving inward. Incidentally if knee were straight during
external rotation of thigh, foot would move outward.
- Hip External Rotators (listed below)