This series of exercises will improve your hip strength and stability. Strong hips are important for runners to improve running efficiency and to help prevent injury.
These exercises are a series that should be done in order. Do all six exercises with one leg before switching to the other leg. Start with ten repetitions of each exercise and increase the number of repetitions as you get stronger. All the exercises are done laying on one side with hips stacked vertically and feet, shoulders and hips in line.
Increase by the same number of repetitions of each exercise as you improve. Increase until you can do thirty repetitions of each exercise.