Strengthening the Hip, Part 2

Strengthening the Hip, Part 2

Running ExerciseOur Running Series continues this week with Strengthening the Hip, specifically on strength and stability.  Due to the weight-bearing nature of running, these exercises are designed to better replicate these types of demands and are a good adjunct to last week’s exercises.

Place a resistance band around the ankles of both feet.  Slightly tuck the pelvis under engaging the gluteal muscles.  Maintain tension on the band while stepping to the side.  Perform 15 repetitions each direction right and left, then repeat each side again.

Wall Squat

Wall Squat for RunnersStand with feet hip-distance apart, toes against the wall and hands on the wall overhead.  Slowly perform a squat keeping hands and toes on the wall.

Repeat 10 times.

Try these two exercises and you will begin to strengthen your hip, but stay tuned as we continue next week with additional exercises to improve strength and stability of the hip.  If you have any questions or want to know more about strengthening your feet, contact us today!

If you’ve missed the last few weeks, click below for the articles:

Running Series, Part 1: The Runner’s Foot

Running Series, Part 2: Calf Flexibility

Running Series, Part 3: Soft Tissue Mobility for the Foot

Running Series: Strengthening the Hip, Part 1