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A Plank Tweak To Strengthen Your Hips


Filed Under (Fitness, General) by Rick Kaselj

Recovering from the weekend.

Made a quick trip to Orange County, California to do some teaching when it comes to writing blog posts and how to do your YouTube videos.

Rick Kaselj at Mastermind

It was a great trip and now speaking of YouTube videos, I have a new one for you today.

In this video, I wanted to show you how to do the plank to help in rehabilitating your hip.

A Plank Tweak To Strengthen Your Hips

CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.

I will get Alix to demonstrate it.

We are going to start with the Wall Plank position, arms length away from the wall and then coming down to your forearms. The forearms should be below shoulder height. Staying in this position is a great abdominal core exercise.

Wall Plank

Wall Plank

Now, if we want to challenge the hip more and work on how it can be in an exercise that will help when it comes to hip injury recovery, we want to add a knee driver to the exercise. Alix is going to add a knee driver by bringing the knee up while keeping the rest of the in the same position. The movement is just happening at the hip,  keeping the abdominal area tight and maintaining that good alignment with the rest of the body.

Front Plank

Wall Front Plank

Now we move from a Front Plank to a Side Plank. Alix brings her knee up and she wants to make sure that that knee is below hip height. The supporting leg hip really has to keep that outer part of the hip working in order to keep the body in a nice and straight line. Alix is going to switch to the opposite leg.

Side Plank

Wall Side Plank

Then she goes back to the front with the knee driver and then go to the other side. She’s going from Front, Side, Front and then Side Plank.

There you go! Do the Wall Plank and add that knee driver that will challenge the hip and work on hip stability which oftentimes get lost when you have hip pain, hip injury or hip irritation.

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Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS


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