LUNGE IT OUT:
First, this little combo can be used before any workout to warm up your hips in all 3 planes of motion.
Cross in Front
OR, rest some dumbbells up on your shoulders for more of a challenge and make a workout out of it.
Don't forget to do the same for the other leg.
And can I just say: there are no absolutes in the world of health and fitness, BUT the lunge exercise is one of the very best exercises for your legs and butt and a favorite of mine. They are pretty safe as well.