Hip Mobility

Hip 90/90 to Hip 90/90 Transfers

The Kinstretch system utilizes isometrics movements near, and at your end ranges of motion to build a more capable body.  These movement paths help us move from one base position to the next while teaching better control of our bodies.

The hip 90/90 isometric movement path through the bear base position is one of my favorites.  It offers us the opportunity to learn how to disassociate our hips from each other while building mobility of flexion, abduction, internal rotation of one hip while the other does flexion, adduction, and internal rotation.  All very important motions for a healthy hip!

Check the video below for the proper technique on how to do this exercise.

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Tune-Up Tuesday Episode 40: Frog Position PAILs/RAILs

The "Frog" position PAILs/RAILs is a great exercise for improving hip mobility.  It is personally one of my favorites that I give to those with low back pain all the time.  Check out the video for more information. 

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Tune-Up Tuesday Episode 39: Hip Extension End Range Lift Offs

When it comes to training, I always talk about how we need to have adequate mobility for the tasks we place on our body. Just about every lower body exercise requires hip extension to complete, and lacking mobility or control at the end range can cause breakdown in technique.

Lack of hip extension is more common than you may think; improving it can improve function and performance.  Check out the video below to learn how.

End Range Lift Offs serve as a great exercise to either prepare your body for your workout or as a mobility drill completed on a day to day basis to focus on your mobility limitations.  Remember the goal here is to challenge your hip extension! So, if you can easily lift your leg off the floor, you are taking it too easy on yourself and are not working your end range mobility.

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Tune-Up Tuesday Episode 22: Preventing the Rib Flare Part 2

Last week I discussed how to prevent our ribs from flaring when moving our upper bodies. Today, we will continue these series and focus on the lower body. 

As a recap, when we flare our ribs, it causes us to extend our spines.  When we extend our spines we put excess forces on our spine due to overactive lower back muscles and an underactive core. This lack of control over thousands of reps is what causes lower back pain. 

For the lower body, the rib flare most frequently happens when we try to extend our hips.  This could be at the top of your deadlift when running or swinging a golf club.  Check out the video below to learn how to decrease your rib flare. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, let me know!

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