Total Gym Hip Extension

Total Gym hip extension uses ankle straps to isolate the hip extensors namely the gluteus maximus. While this type of isolation exercise pales in comparison to many full lower body legs exercises, it can be useful for certain applications. For those who enjoy Pilates and have used a Reformer, the Total Gym hip extension exercise will be very familiar.

As with all Pilates exercises, it is of the utmost importance to keep your core tight during the entire duration of the movement. For most people, doing the isolative hip extension is going to be an accessory exercise which is performed after all major compound leg exercises such as lunges and squats.

total gym hip extensionEquipment Needed

Total Gym



Primary Stabilizers

Inner (adductor complex)/Outer Thighs



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