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Hips and Hernias?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 9, 2014 by mboyle1959

Hip injuries and sports hernias have increased drastically in the past decade. It’s my feeling that training plays a large part in that. The use of bikes, climbers, rowers, ellipticals etc keeps the hip out of extension and really decreases the role of the hip flexors and extensors. Two things we can do to help our athletes is encourage them to run ( not jog, run) more and, use the slideboard. Running ( tempo runs at about 75%) gets the hip into extension and the slideboard gets the hip into abduction.

To learn more, take a look at this. Hips and Hernias lecture I did a few years ago at the Perform Better seminars.