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Hip - Medial Rotation (Internal Rotation) - Articulations

Hip - Medial Rotation (Internal Rotation) - Articulations

Hip - Medial Rotation (Internal Rotation) - Articulations The hip joint is a highly mobile joint responsible for various movements, including rotation. Medial rotation, also known as internal rotation, refers to the inward rotation of the femur bone towards the midline of the body. This movement is crucial for sports activities, functional movements, and everyday tasks that involve twisting or turning of the hips. Performing exercises that target the medial rotation of the hip can help improve hip mobility, strengthen the surrounding muscles, and enhance overall lower body function. These exercises primarily engage the muscles of the hips, including the glutes, deep hip rotators, and hip flexors. Articulations, or movements, that focus on hip medial rotation can be done using both bodyweight and resistance. Examples of exercises that target this motion include lying down with the knees bent and feet flat on the ground, then rotating the knees inward and squeezing the glutes. Another exercise involves using a resistance band around the thighs while standing and then rotating the knees inwards against the resistance. Integrating these exercises into your fitness routine can contribute to improved hip stability, increased range of motion, and help prevent injuries. However, it's important to start with proper warm-up exercises and gradually increase the intensity and load to avoid strain or discomfort. Remember to always listen to your body and consult with a fitness professional or a physician if you have any pre-existing conditions, pain, or concerns before incorporating new exercises into your workout regimen.


  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Place a small exercise ball or foam roller between your knees.
  • Make sure your feet are hip-width apart and your toes are pointing forward.
  • Engage your core muscles by drawing your belly button in towards your spine.
  • Slowly squeeze the ball or foam roller between your knees, focusing on using your inner thigh muscles.
  • Hold the squeeze for a few seconds and then release.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  • Remember to breathe during the exercise and avoid holding your breath.
  • Start with a light resistance or a smaller exercise ball and gradually increase as your strength improves.
  • Perform this exercise as part of a well-rounded workout routine to improve hip mobility and stability.
  • If you experience any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise and consult with a healthcare professional.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use proper form and technique to ensure you are targeting the correct muscles.
  • Incorporate resistance bands or weights to increase the intensity of the exercise.
  • Start with lighter weights and gradually increase the resistance as your muscles become stronger.
  • Engage your core muscles throughout the movement for added stability and balance.
  • Don't rush the exercise; focus on controlled and deliberate movements.
  • Ensure you have proper hip mobility before performing this exercise.
  • Incorporate stretching exercises for your hips before and after the workout to improve flexibility.
  • Listen to your body and take breaks or modify the exercise if you experience any pain or discomfort.
  • Include other exercises that target the hips and glutes to build overall lower body strength and stability.
  • Consult a professional fitness trainer or physical therapist for personalized guidance and recommendations.


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