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    1. Lie on your side, and prop your upper body up on your elbow.
    2. Keeping your legs straight, lift your hips off the floor and hold for 6 seconds. Build up to at least 30 seconds over time.
    3. Rest for 30 seconds.
    4. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

    Current as ofJune 4, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

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