Keep Your Hips Strong with the A1 Hip Extension Machine

Machine of the Month - A1 Hip Extension Machine

Our regular clients know it as the A1 Machine, otherwise widely known as the Hip Extension machine, isolates and strengthens the glutes, hamstrings and lower back – however an emphasis should normally be placed on the glutes for this exercise (seek advice from your Kieser fitness instructor).

Using the hip extension machine helps everyday activities, such as walking, going up stairs and running all involve hip extension movements plus much more. Therefore the A1 Hip Extension machine is extremely relevant for our everyday lives and structural well being. 

Due to the fact that many of us are seated for extended periods throughout the day, whether it be because of our job or everyday life, it is important to perform hip extension exercises such as the A1 to keep our hips strong, glutes active and lower back supportive to the rest of our body.

Important Technique Points

  • Your knees should be bent throughout the entirety of the exercise
  • Ensure you keep your legs parallel to one another
  • Remember to avoid arching your back and to use your glutes to perform the movement
  • Ensure that your arms are straight and you grip the handholds loosely during the exercise
  • Make sure that your hips and shoulders are not twisted. The hips and shoulders should not move on the pads throughout the exercise

If you would like to add the A1 Hip Extension to your Kieser training program, be sure to talk to an instructor.

Want to checkout the other unqiue fitness equipment that only Kieser can offer? See them all here. Or, check out the other types of strengthening exercices Kieser fitness machines can offer.

If you're wanting to start your fitness or rebabilitation journey, a Kieser fitness centre is near you!

Related Posts

Keep Your Shoulders Strong with the E1 Neck Press Machine

Keep Your Glutes Strong with the A3 Abductors Machine

Keep Your Biceps Strong with the H1 Bicep Machine

Keep Your Hamstrings Strong with the B7 Seated Leg Curl

Keep Your Pelvic Floor Strong with the Pelvic Floor A5 Machine

Keep Your Back and Arms Strong with the C3 Torso Arm Machine

Keep Your Back and Chest Strong with the D7 Seated Dip Machine

Keep Your Neck Strong with the G3 4-Way Neck (Side) Machine

Keep Your Shoulders Strong with the E2 Lateral Raise Machine

Keep Your Back Strong with the C1 Pullover Machine

Keep Your Core Strong with the A2 Torso Flexion Machine

Keep Your Arms Strong with the D5 Arm Cross Machine

Keep Your Abdominals Strong with the F2/F2.1 Abdominal Machine

Keep Your Legs Strong with the B6 Leg Press Machine

Keep Your Back Strong with the C7 Row Machine

Keep Your Legs Strong with the B1 Leg Extension Machine

Keep Your Neck and Shoulders Strong with the G1 Machine

Keep Your Chest Strong with the D6 Chest Press Machine

Man strengthening his ankles on the B3 and B4 machine

Machine of the Month - B3/B4 Foot Supination & Foot Pronation

Keep Your Back and Arms Strong with the C2 Torso Arm Front

Keep Your Trunk Strong with the F1/F1.1 Rotary Torso Machine

Keep Your Calves Strong with the J1 Calf Raise Machine

Keep Your Lower Legs Strong with the B8 Ankle Dorsiflexion Machine

Keep Your Shoulders Strong with the E4 & E5 Machines

Keep Your Neck Strong with the G5

Keep Your Adductors Strong with the A4

Keep Your Upper Back Strong with the C5 Rowing Torso

Keep Your Lower Back Strong with the F3/F3.1