Improve Coordination and Flexibility with Hip Circles

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Training your upper body to work independently from your lower body requires good coordination and flexibility. Bowling often requires your upper body to move in a different direction than your lower body and hip circles will help your body get used to the idea.

In this premium video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), demonstrates how to do hip circles and why you should work them into your workout routine.

Hip Circles: Step 1

Start with your feet shoulder width apart and cross your hands over your shoulders.

Hip Circles 1

Step 2

Focusing on keeping your upper body still, bend your knees and begin rotating your hips in a circular motion.

Hip Circles 2

You can also do this exercise with a hula hoop. Challenge yourself by keeping your best time and compete with your friends while gaining coordination.

Hip Circles 3

Check out “Slider Bridge Exercises” and “Hip Stretches” for more great hip strengthening exercises.