For men, hip exercises are a fundamental activity, especially as you get older. Exercising your hips and other muscles regularly is among the most efficient ways to stay healthy and live longer.
To keep your hips strong and healthy, do a combination of aerobic and strength training exercises, similar to Torq classes.
Rhythmic in nature, these exercises include any activity that uses large muscle groups, and which you can maintain continuously. Examples of hip and leg-focused aerobic exercises for men are walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, stair climbing, or jumping rope.
Strength training exercises include:
- V Up
This exercise works the hip and core muscles. To do a V up, lie flat on your back on the floor, while raising your legs and hands into the air until they meet in the middle. Lower your legs and hands back down, and then repeat.
- Air Bike
This exercise is quite similar to V up, as it works the hip muscles and starts by lying flat on the back on the floor. After lying on the floor, place your hands behind your head, bend your legs, and then pedal as if you’re cycling. “Pedal” and then rest for 30 seconds alternately.
Do a combination of aerobic and strength training exercises to keep your hips strong and healthy. These exercises may just protect your joints and keep arthritis away from your hips.