Improve hip mobility and strengthen the lower back, working to counteract the effects of being sat at a desk from nine to five.
- Lie on your back, bend your knees and position your feet hip width apart
- Ensure your back is flat on the floor. Maintain this throughout the exercise so when you return to the start position, you back lands flat
- To begin the lift, push the ground away from you. This will cause your hips to raise
- When your hips are through (straight line from you shoulder to you knee), lower your body to the ground in a controlled movement
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