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Month: July 2016

Understanding Hip Rotation

Understanding Hip Rotation

What is external and internal hip rotation? You’ve probably heard that your glutes (aka ass) are important muscles. They directly influence hip position and when activated correctly they can help your body move in an ideal way for specific tasks. The glutes are one of the muscle groups responsible for external (outward) rotation of the hip.  External rotation is important because it increases torque in the joint.  When you add this rotation it removes the slack within the joint making…

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It Is Never OK To ‘Butt Wink’

It Is Never OK To ‘Butt Wink’

‘Butt wink’ Background ‘Butt wink’ the dreaded problem amongst the gym community leading to injury, pain or discomfort. A ‘butt wink’ is when your pelvis tucks under your back (posterior pelvic tilt) at the depth of your squat, this creates a mild flexion in the lumbar spine.  It is a huge risk factor for developing low back pain or injury when squatting. An example demonstrating butt wink at the depth of squat Many people are able to squat with a butt wink without…

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