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Hip Flexion (BowFlex Standing)

With knee flexion Muscles worked: This exercise primarily develops and strengthens the muscles on the front of your hips (iliopsoas and rectus femoris) that are primarily responsible for bending or flexing your hips. Pulley position: Narrow. Starting position: • Remove the bench. • Stand on the base platform, facing away from the Power Rods®, on one side of the bench. • Secure the cuff around the leg farthest from the rail, just above or just below the knee. • Straighten, but do not lock, the knee of your support leg. • Keep your spine in good posture with your chest lifted, abs tight and maintain a very slight arch in your lower back. Motion: • Initiate the movement by lifting your knee up and in toward your torso. • Allowing the knee to bend as you move, bring your knee upward as far as you can, without allowing ANY movement to occur at your waist or lower back. • Slowly return to the starting position without resting your leg muscles. Key points: • Make sure all of your motion occurs at your hip, NOT your waist or lower back. • Keep your chest lifted and trunk muscles tight throughout the entire exercise. • Allow your lower leg to hang in the direction of the cable at all times.
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