Weak hip extension muscles can cause back pain, and can also cause you to move like a person older than you are. The time to correct your muscle imbalances is in your workout. Let's talk today about how to correct this issue.
I’m constantly trying to find better ways to workout, and also better ways of explaining my workout methodology to people. Generally, the concepts are very simple, it just takes a little bit of open-mindedness to adopting some of these newer ways of looking at things.
One great way of creating a balanced workout is to consider the major movement patterns. There are so many ways that we can move our body, but if you focus on the main five, most of the other ones will take care of themselves. The result is strong, healthy body.
If you joined us last time, you know that there are five major movement patterns. When they are trained properly, they will manifest in overall functional strength, coordination, and mobility. If you missed the first blog post, click here to check that out.
Hip extension is so vitally important, especially since we spend most of our days doing the opposite, hip flexion.
What are some of the benefits of training your body for hip extension?
Pretty convincing, if you ask me.
In order to develop our hip extension muscles, we also need to think about stretching her hip flexors. The exercises that we really want to focus on are:
The three exercises combine to help you with getting more hip extension.
Pairing this major movement pattern with the four other major movement patterns is a great way to build a balanced core workout.
Of course, there are many other exercises that will help you create help extension. Just look for any exercise that strengthens the hamstrings and/or glutes and stretches the hip flexors.
I hope that helps with some of your workout planning.
If you have any questions about this subject or anything else related to health and fitness, let me know. I would love to answer those in a future blog post.