Inner Thigh Strengthening

Do you run or play soccer? Do you have tight hips or perpetual problems with your hips, back or pelvis? It is important to stabilize your pelvis and strengthen your core muscles while strengthening your hip for functional activities. This will help it translate to sport and make you stronger, more controlled, and less likely to have an injury.

Hi this is Dana Ranahan from Body Works Sports Physiotherapy in North Vancouver and I’m here today to show you an exercise to work on strength around your hips and pelvis area.

One of the big issues we have when we return to sports, is the ability to control our pelvis on top of our leg. So when we stand on one leg, can we stay neutral and not lose control. Then we need to be able to kick our soccer ball, or to run, whatever it might be.

The exercise we’re going to do today is for inner thigh strengthening.

  • Grabbing a piece of band, work on standing on one leg and maintaining balance as you bring the band back and forth.
  • Try to keep control through the pelvis while working through the full range.
  • Usually I add some core activation too. Breathing out, engage my core, breathe in, come back out, breathing out, engage my core, breathe in come back out.
  • Work on controlling one leg while the other is moving and then switch to the other side.

So for inner thigh strengthening, give that a try. You can also check out our hip and core strength exercises.