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Strength Training 101: Dumb Bell Hip Hinges

by Nellie

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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Dumb Bell Hip Hinges

Today we are going to work on our hips, legs and balance:

These are definitely not as easy as they look–this move requires a lot of balance and a lot of concentration. These can be done with or without weights. When I do these, I feel it most in my hamstrings. depending on the amount of weight that I am holding in each hand really determines how much I have to focus on balance. When I am holding a 5 pound dumb bell, easy peasy, when I have a 15 pound dumb bell– it is a totally different story! It is super important that these aren’t done very quickly, you might run the risk of pulling something!

Have you ever tried Dumb Bell Hip Hinges?

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20 comments

Kristina Walters July 23, 2014 - 5:21 am

I have never tried these. Not a bad idea because my balance has always been an issue.

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Me too Kris!

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Allie July 23, 2014 - 5:29 am

This is actually an excellent move for runners!…but I’m guessing you already knew that 🙂

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 9:10 pm

I didn’t! But now I do!! 🙂

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Janine Huldie July 23, 2014 - 7:35 am

The balance issue alone would not work for me, because I truly am so uncoordinated and always have been. Even the other day at puppy training class, the trainer was trying to have me walk the dog (for safety reasons against traffic) on my left side. No joke, I just couldn’t do it and ended up on the floor of PetSmart laughing so hard I was crying at the fact I couldn’t. Yup, sad but true, totally uncoordinated and unbalanced here for sure! 😉

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 9:05 pm

LOL thank you for sharing that story, it cracked me up!

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Annie Brees July 23, 2014 - 10:14 am

I found your site after you left a comment on FineFitDay about hip hinges and had to check you out. It’s nice to find other women (mamas) who lift. *virtual high five* I love hip hinges and think it’s a great move to nail before moving on to barbell squats and deadlifts as it’s a crucial movement for most lifts! great work!

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 9:05 pm

Thank you so much for stopping by Annie! 🙂

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Britt July 23, 2014 - 10:41 am

I do these a lot in Bodypump with the barbell. I actually really like this move. It’s a great bun toner!

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Yes! I totally forgot we do this in Bodypump!

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Yum Yucky July 23, 2014 - 11:13 am

My fav way to do these is on one leg using a kettlebell. Really gets into that hamstring good.

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 9:02 pm

I need to try that for sure!

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Kim July 23, 2014 - 7:02 pm

I like hip hinges – so great to hit the hamstrings!!!

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 8:58 pm

exactly Kim!!

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Leslie July 23, 2014 - 9:18 pm

The Jari Love video that I love has a whole segment of those types of hinges. It’s one of my favorite parts of the workout. Get those hammiest in shape!

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Yes! I don’t have any Jari Love DVDs but I have the feeling I might need to get some! 🙂

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Carla July 23, 2014 - 9:29 pm

Hmmm…..I want to say yes but I believe it was called something else. But maybe no. I think I need to try and figure it out for sure.

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 8:57 pm

ha, either way you can still try it! 🙂

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Tamara July 23, 2014 - 11:42 pm

I thought that was Tara at first! (Family Sport Life)
I swear Des tried these today. He was lunging while holding little weights. What a little punk.
May he sleep well tonight because of the exercise.

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Nellie July 30, 2014 - 8:56 pm

Love Tara!! LOL I love that he was lifting! A lil mini body builder 🙂

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