While we appreciate some of these exercises have very bizarre and strange names, stay with us and you will feel the benefits. The fire hydrant exercise is very simple, start on all fours with your hands and knees touching the ground and simply raise your left leg out away from your body while still maintaining the bent position. Lift your leg as high as possible, similar to the motion your pet dog will go through every day, pause at the top of the cycle and then take your leg slowly down to the starting position. Repeat a number of times with your left leg and then switch to your right leg using exactly the same method. As you lift your leg and maintain the position at the top of the cycle you will begin to feel a pulling sensation in your abductor muscle as it is stretched and exercised.