If you have been following our recent newsletters, we have been sharing strategies to help your hips move and feel better.
In this issue, we will discuss a key to keeping the ideal motion of your hips during everyday activities as well as during exercise. Bonus to the concept we will discuss today it is also key for the health of your spine.
In the picture below Dr. Osar is demonstrating an optimal hip hinge.
Keys to a hip hinge:
In the picture above Dr. Osar is showing us a suboptimal hip hinge. You can see the moton is occurring at the low back and neck. If you look at the difference between the glutes in the two pictures notice the glutes in the top photo are in alignment with the rest of the body and in the lower picture the glutes are almost pointing down toward the floor.