The hips are such a vital area when it comes to everyday movements and athletics. That is why I wanted to devote an entire series on exploring related topics concerning maintaining optimal performance and resilience. Even if you think, “my hips are fine, I don’t need this,” please realize that the hips have a big impact on the knee, lower body mechanics and lumbar spine health. Therefore, I cannot overstate their importance!
In today’s video, and future videos, we will go more in-depth about self-assessment, flexibility, neuromuscular activation, strength vs. stability, and multi-planar movement. Be sure to click here first and watch ‘The Hips Don’t Lie Series’ Trailer. I hope you enjoy the content! And, please comment below with any questions or comments.
Like I mentioned in the last video blog, attention needs to be paid to both hip strength and stability. That’s why I always gravitate to split stance and single leg movements such as: split squats, slow eccentric step ups, and single leg deadlifts. Bilateral exercises such as squats and deadlifts still have value and should be included within your program, but targeting strength and stability simultaneously provides tremendous value.
In the following video, I cover 3 of my favorite exercises that impact hip strength and stability:
Make sure to keep an eye out for other videos in ‘The Hips Don’t Lie’ series.
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART