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How to Perfect the Hip Hinge

Ah, the hip hinge. This magical movement pattern serves as foundation for many of our lifting techniques, and yet, it is often performed incorrectly. ...

Fix Your Hips in 5 Minutes

Sitting at a desk all day stinks. I sit at a computer writing articles like this one. Many of you are stuck at school in some horribly uncomfortable d...

2 Fixes for Tight Hips You've Never Tried Before

Nowadays, just about everyone feels their hips are too tight. It's a complaint Ryan Summers and Matt Stevens, physical therapists and co-owners of ...

The Copenhagen Hold: The Toughest Plank Variation You Aren't Doing

Hip abduction exercises are super hot right now. Moves such as Clamshells and Lateral Band Walks target the glutes and the outside of our hips. Yet...

The 'Phantom Step-Up': Why This Unorthodox Exercise Is Amazing for Athletes

You put equal weight on both sides of the barbell. It's up there with "no curling in the squat rack" and "always use a spotter when you max out" as...

'Weird' Hip Pain That Won't Go Away? Try These 4 Fixes

Are you dealing with a strange, unexplainable pain in or around your hips? Maybe you can't pinpoint exactly where it's coming from, describe quite ...

Why Better Rotation Is One of the Most Overlooked Ways to Increase Athletic Performance

First we build movement proficiency in a pattern. Then we build strength in that pattern. Lastly, we develop power to take our development of a patter...

Why Soccer Players Need Strong Hips (and How to Build Them)

The hips do not lie. To neglect them as a soccer player would be hindering performance, decreasing speed and increasing risk of injury. Ever see...

Your Favorite Hip Flexor Stretch Is Actually Making You Tighter

On an almost weekly basis, I'll begin working with a new client or athlete who waxes poetic on how "tight" his or her hip flexors are. They'll ...

Why Your Hip Flexors Are Key to Your Athletic Performance

If you follow any fitness accounts on social media, you have likely come across multiple posts on the dangers of "tight" hip flexors. According to ...

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