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Lesson 5: The Hip

THE HIP – “Hip hip” horray … a joint we can treat!


In today’s lesson, we cover the following topics:

  • Everything we need to know about the HIP and RUNNING;
  • How to assess your hip extension and stability; and
  • How to treat and prevent hip injuries as you move forward in your awesome running career.


Once you’ve completed the above lesson, make sure to incorporate any of the below exercises (depending on what you’ve found with the assessment portion of the lesson):

  • Glute Grinder – an amazing way to release the muscles on the back side of the hip and relieve the tension on structures like your IT band!
  • The Lunge Stretch – Tightness in the front side of the hip can wreak havoc our ability to generate power. 
  • Hip Drops with Band – glute strength and control is crucial to glute control. 

PS – We apologize again for the audio in this clip – the audio really wasn’t cooperating. 

Stay tuned for next week’s lesson where we tackle how to assess and treat your lower back!


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