The front of the hip is a tricky area to stretch. Setting up in the proper position is critical.
Key points to focus on:
✔️ FRONT LEG: knee over ankle
✔️ BACK LEG: knee stacked under hip, shoulder and ear
✔️ PELVIC POSITION: Contract back leg, bum(glute), and abs to tuck your tailbone underneath you
This video includes a series of mobility and strengthening exercises for the neck and shoulders. These exercises are a great progression from last week’s focus on the thoracic spine.
This week you will need your foam rollers again as we focus on the thoracic spine.
Some of the exercises featured in this video are progressions and require you to master the basic movement pattern before attempting the more challenging options.
Dig out your foam rollers and try these great exercises to help stretch and increase hip mobilization.
With the hockey season underway, we will be sharing some content over the next several weeks that will focus on specific areas of the body to help optimize overall function.
This week we focus on the foot and ankle. Grab a lacrosse ball and join us while we work the lower legs to optimize their function and mobility.
Gluteal muscles (our bum muscles) are often tight from a specific workout, activity or from long durations sitting. When these muscle are tight they make it harder for our hip and pelvic joints to move correctly. Therefore, it is crucial to continually work on them to keep them loose. Check out these videos where Dr. Sly demonstrates how to foam roll these muscles to help loosen them up.
In this video, Dr. Sly demonstrates how to increase hip internal rotation. This range of motion is often forgotten when stretching but is very important. Other areas of your body, such as the joints in your lower back, have to compensate if you have limited hip internal rotation. This could lead to possible injury and decrease your chances of optimal performance.