Fire Hydrant An Exercise? Yep!

 

Fire Hydrant Exercise

I wish I was clever enough to come up with the name of this exercise, but after watching the video, I will assume you will understand why it is called this. It is a very underrated exercise – because I see little to NO people doing this when I am at the gym, but if you are someone who doesn’t visit a gym regularly, this could be a perfect home workout. I have done this exercise and to be quite honest, it does make for a good warm up exercise & I am sure you could go to failure and at some point feel the BURRRRN! lol. 

 

Watching the above video will give you the how to version of his visually, but if you someone who wants a step by step, I have your back! 

 

How do I perform this “weird” name exercise?

 
  1. Begin this exercise on your hands and knees on the ground. Starting position
  2. While keeping your knee in the bent position, you will abduct the femur (moving the knee away from the midline of the body)
  3. pause at the top of the motion, the return to the starting position. 
  4. Continue for the recommended amount of reps alternating knees. 

Easy enough!

 

What muscles are being worked?

  • Abductor muscle

This is a great exercise for beginners because it is simple! I think we tend to hit a lot of muscles when working out, but some go unseen or unnoticed and so for those of us who don’t hit our abductors very often, this will be a reason to do so!  I say go for it! 

 

Fitness WonderWoman

Shay-lon 

 

Published by fitnessgrad

Hello! College graduate in exercise science and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. My blog has all kinds of fun topics, something for everyone who is anyone that involves themselves with fitness. I like to think of fitness as a confidence booster, something to make us feel good and look good & pushes us to do things that make us feel more productive, unstoppable and stronger mentally and physically. My blog focuses on building people, and helping people see their true potential, while also sharing my journey with workouts, competing with powerlifting, and sharing how to's on workouts, so you step inside the gym with more knowledge. I don't know everything but I am on a voyage to build my character, my strength and work on my weaknesses --- with awesome people in my corner who support me and my goals. I plan on being your cheerleader, friend, coach and trainer all-in-one and most of all, I want to be your listener, the person who can listen and gain more knowledge about you and learn what makes fitness important to you; what's your why! (Your why will carry you to the finish line). It's important to have purpose for something, because you will need that purpose when you start to give up on yourself or want to quit. "Don't let the fire that guides you, dim" - Shay-lon Besides the fitness stuff, I reside in Ohio, love dogs and love pizza. Typical 26 year old trying to build an empire that brings out the best in others and makes me the best person I can be in all aspects in my life. Before I die, I want a reason to live, and I was given that reason each day I am able to wake up --- I have learned to not take life for granted and to explore as much as possible because to live with zero regrets would be fantastic! "I've conquered many things, but I still have much to learn about life, because nobody can know everything. & every battle is different" - Shay-lon

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