The all-in-one exercise that utilizes the Glut-Medius for all that it’s built to do! You need balance. You need stability. You obviously need to move so you also need dynamic ability. Control the hinge and you control the Glut!
So you know how to release the Glut-Medius through deep tissue, screen for its weakness & move properly utilizing appropriate allignment (see prior videos for these,) but how do we work on the Glut-Medius functionally. How do we use the muscle in isolation, but still use it while weight bearing? This is quite relevant because you can strengthen these muscles through machines in the gym or by lying on your side and raising the leg, but that doesn’t really translate to the real world since we don’t use that muscle while sitting or while lying down. How do we get that Glut-Medius to activate in a way that the brain actually understands? Check it!
Really folks! If there is only one thing that I would do to the hip to open it up and release tension, increase mobility and reduce unwanted drag, this would be it. One thing! Why just one thing? Well . . . there are many ways to deep tissue various regions of the hip, but most of the time the most restricted area is the Glut-Medius. As per the previous videos, you cannot stretch it out well independently and the fibers of the muscle are usually “jammed” because of the sitting that we do and the lack of overall mobility that we don’t get because of the jobs that we have. So just watch this and find out how you can help yourself get “supple!”
So everyone talks about the “Glutes.” The muscles that look to push you through a squat or that accelerate you past your opponent. The muscles that allows you to come through the ball when you swing that golf club or bat and that allows you to elevate past that defender when you’re aiming for the hoop. What folks don’t realize is the importance of the “little guy” underneath the big brother Maximus. Without STABILITY, there’s no way that the Glutes are going to do much of anything. Check out the video and lets dive in to the details and how we can get you faster, more powerful, more explosive, but with CONTROL! Oh . . . and without GETTING HURT!
Now that you know what occurs in the shoulder region when you are in a slouch-sitting or slouch-standing position – take a look at how poor posture impacts the mobility of your neck or cervical spine. Most patients who suffer from cervical problems have this limitation because most patients w/ cervical problems sit for a living, weather they’re carpooling all day in the car or are executives who commute in the car and then sit all day only to get back into the car to commute home. Check out the radical change in mobility of your neck from just one simple movement adjustment – just you watch!
Do we all stand the appropriate way? Do we slouch when we stand? How do we know? Most of the time we actually “hang” on our muscles and joints and don’t even engage them appropriately. This video shows you what happens when you break down and how to begin to address these issues. Check it out!
Here are two simple stretches that you can do to help out your tight hip flexors and the anterior hip capsule regions. The last two videos focused on screening for these deficits and this one goes through a simple kneeling hip flexor stretch and two versions of anterior hip capsule stretching as well.