Hip Exercises for Men

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Hip Exercises for Men
You can strengthen your hips with a variety of resistance exercises. (hip bones image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.com)

For men, doing hip exercises is important, especially as you get older. Exercising your hips and other muscles regularly is one of the best ways to stay healthy and live a longer life. To keep your hips strong and healthy, you should do a combination of aerobic and strength-training exercises.

Aerobic Exercises

Aerobic exercise is defined by the American College of Sports Medicine as any activity that uses large muscle groups, can be maintained continuously, and is rhythmic in nature. Examples of aerobic exercises men can do to target their hips and legs include walking, jogging, biking, swimming, stair climbing or skipping rope.

V Up

The V up is an exercise that works your hip and core muscles. To do a V up, lie flat on your back on the floor. Simultaneously raise your legs and hands up into the air until they meet in the middle. Lower your legs and hands back down and repeat.

Air Bike

The air bike is another exercise that men can use to work their hip muscles. To do the air bike exercise, lie flat on your back on the floor. Place your hands behind your head, and bend your legs and begin pedalling as if you're riding a bike. "Pedal" for 30 seconds at a time, then rest for 30 seconds and repeat.

Hip Flexion

The hip flexion works your hip, thigh and core muscles. To do a hip flexion, begin by sitting on the floor with your hands on the ground behind you and your feet flat on the ground. Lift one leg straight up in the air as far as you can, and then bring that leg into your torso area. Lower the leg back down and repeat the movement with your other leg.


Squats are a total body exercise that work almost every muscle in your legs and core. To do a squat, stand straight with your arms extended out straight in front of you. Squat down to the floor while keeping your back in its natural arch. Focus on using your legs to support your weight, and don't bend too much with your back. Squat down until your thighs are parallel with the ground, and raise yourself back up.


Lunges also focus on your hips and thighs, and they're a great way for men to exercise their hips. Begin by standing straight. Step forward with one leg, and "lunge" until your lead leg is parallel with the ground. Return to the starting position, and repeat the move with your other leg.

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