Hip Stabilization: Banded Weight Shifts

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

This is a great hip stability and activation drill for runners, triathletes, and skiers!

The Exercise: Banded Weight Shifts

Place a mini band around the ankles; take an athletic stance and maintain tension on the band. Slowly lift one leg and balance for a 3-5 count on the standing leg. Maintain the athletic stance and core position throughout the movement. Try to avoid hip-hiking to raise the leg, think of it more as tilting the body to lift the leg.

Start with a single set with 20 weight shifts (10 each leg). Incorporate into your warmup prior to training or hitting the slopes. You will definitely feel the burn pretty quickly! And as you can see from this guy, it’s a lot harder than it looks! 😁

Happy Hip Activation!!!