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Table 2 Hip strengthening exercises

From: The effects of a strength and neuromuscular exercise programme for the lower extremity on knee load, pain and function in obese children and adolescents: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

1. Abduction in sidelying: unilateral hip abduction performed in sidelying with the use of ankle cuff weights  
2. Abduction in standing: unilateral hip abduction performed standing with the use of a resistance band  
3. Standing wall isometric hip abduction: performed in unipedal stance with the opposite limb in 90° of knee flexion.  
4. Clam in sidelying position with the resistance of an elastic band  
5. Bridging bilateral  
6. Bridging unilateral with the opposite limb in approximately 90° of knee flexion.