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Tight Hip Flexors

Q. I have tight hip flexors. Is stretching my hip flexors enough to overcome the tightness? What else could I be doing to help my situation? A.If you are like most, your daily commute and sitting throughout the majority of the day contributes to the length of your hip...

Third World Squat

You’ll notice that in third-world countries, there will be a lot of situations where people are hanging out or working, and rather than sitting or kneeling down, they squat. They can sit like this comfortably for hours. It seems like a simple thing and can be...

The Clam

The Clam is an exercise that is meant to target an important stabilizing muscle of the hip and pelvis, namely the Gluteus Medius muscle (a.k.a. G. Med). G. Med is important for handling the forces that travel up the legs from the feet. When properly stabilized, the...

Single-Leg Squat

Start by standing on a sturdy box (plyometric box) with one foot hanging over the side.  While bracing your core, slowly lower your heel towards the ground.  Gently touch and return to the starting position.  Maintain a flat back and stable hips throughout the...

Reaching Single Leg Deadlifts SLDL

Begin by standing with most of the weight on your right foot.  While keeping your back flat and your core tight, reach forward with your arms and backwards with your right leg.  Simultaneously, your torso will come forward as you bend at the hip joint.  Allow a slight...

One Arm Snatch

Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.  Hold the dumbbell with one arm hanging between the knees and your chest over the dumbbell. To initiate the movement, jump while shrugging in order to move the weight overhead...