Hip internal rotation has many important implications for athletic performance. ➡️ Loading through the stance phase to maximize the efficiency of push-off. ➡️ Creating power in cross-over patterns as the drive leg pushes under the body. ➡️ Improving single-leg stability by allowing the body to center over the foot/base of support. ➡️ Minimizing risk of… Read more
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Creating environments for an athlete to “self-organize” (e.g. try, fail, recognize failure, try a different way…) can be a powerful motor learning strategy. Particularly in group settings, having strategies that allow the coach to teach without speaking frees up the coach to work with individuals/exercises that require a more hands on approach. This is an… Read more
This is a core exercise I’ve used for years to help reinforce proper centering/alignment of the rib cage over the pelvis, and breathing through a braced core. The goal here is to rotate as a unit, so the knees, hips, and shoulders all move together. Another way to think of it is that the nose,… Read more
Lateral core variation #4. This variation is a hybrid because the initial press-out requires using the core to resist rotation, and then the move to overhead shifts the stress to the lateral core to prevent leaning toward the cable column. Before pressing out, set-up by pushing your knees through the ground and reaching your head… Read more
Lateral core variation #3. This one only requires a bench. You can have a partner hold your legs, or just loop your feet under the edge of the bench. Set-up with the top of your hip at the edge of the bench. Unlike many other variations, this is a great option for athletes that are… Read more