When performing a lunge movement, what are the focus points? Why are you actually doing a lunge? The benefit is multinodal here. First and foremost, we need to understand that the weight-bearing hip has to be ‘centrated,’ or simply put, it needs to be well centered in the socket. This requires that you properly hinge at the hip and NOT the lumbar spine. It also requires that you generate proper tension in the hamstrings as well as the glutes and hip rotators. This should all be happening while your hip, knee and ankle are all in-line with each other. Watch the video for details!
Front loading a squat provides counter balance to allow you to better sit into and load hips 🔹goblet or front squatting also recruits core and spine erector tension keeping the pelvis and rib cage better positioned reducing the temptation to anteriorly tilt. 🔹Squatting to a target gives you an end range cue to pause and […]
Eccentric loading (length under tension) of your hamstrings is crucial for mobility and strength. Pelvic position must be neutral to ensure sufficient length of the hamstrings. Incorporating a brief pause at end-range will allow you to feel your hamstrings contract. It will also allow you to re-engage them if you have lost tension.
Borrowed from the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI,) this drill is fantastic in getting someone out of an anterior pelvic tilt – which can lead to back pain, hamstring strains and many other pathologies that look for an anteriorly tilted pelvis as a compensation strategy. Look for more posts to follow which show integration of this […]
We all have experienced some calf tightness after running or activity, but that is not what we are talking about here. If you have constant tightness or stiff ankle (or ankles) no matter how much stretching or mobilizing you do your calf is probably holding on for dear life. When you have too much motion elsewhere your buddy (the calf) is trying to help you out. Give it a break, fix the excessive motion and let that calf relax again!
A lot of runners (and athletes in general) have medial knee pain. Look how you are moving! If you can’t keep your knee aligned no wonder it hurts. That inside pain may be coming from how you are moving at your hip. Check this out and if you think this might be you check us out.
It happens to all of us. We experience pain or discomfort in our heel. But what is going on? Are we feeling discomfort because the Achilles is about to give out or is it picking up the slack? Get a little insight with our newest video!
Everyone has had a bout of knee pain or is currently fighting off an injury that involves the knee. What are the key elements that make up the pain that emanates from the knee-cap or from the structures around it? Good info for runners, athletes and moms and dads alike.