Regain This Vital Movement for Hip Health and a Better Booty


When it comes to hip health, one of the most overlooked aspects is the balance of tension between the front and back of your hips.

Too much tension on the front stops the back from working when you walk.

In other words, if the front of your hips is too tight and short, your butt muscles can’t turn on and help you walk.

This might not seem like a big deal, but your butt (😏😉) muscles are vital for walking.

Without them, your low back, hamstrings, knees, and pelvic floor pay the price.

In a perfect world, your upper leg would go behind your hips when you take a step.

This move even has a fancy name.

It’s called hip extension, and most modern humans have lost it.


Because modern humans do modern things like sitting A LOT and wearing shoes that change how their legs and feet work.

If more people had hip extension, their butts would work better for walking, literally keeping their backside toned with every step, and there wouldn’t be a need for a whole bunch of additional booty exercises.

In today’s video, you’ll learn my favorite way to release the front of the hips and practice hip extension at the same time—two for one!

After you check it out, I’d love to know how it goes. Make sure and let me know in the comments below.

With loving hip extension,

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Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways. I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at See you in the studio!

10 Responses

  1. what a difference the subtle dropping of the ribs makes in the stretch. More noticeable on one side than the other. Your tiny tweaks are priceless. Thanks for your generosity in freely sharing your wisdom.

  2. Thank you for addressing this again. This stretch is the best. I learn so much from your great explanations.

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