If you have poor hip mobility, this video from Dean Somerset is perfect for you!
Dean is famous for his expertise in injury management, and he is here to show you how to overcome some of the common errors that individuals with a history of injury tend to make when training.
Check out the video below to learn how you can develop a deeper squat and increase your hip mobility:
Here are some highlights from the video:
- Everyone has a different squat position – Each individual will have a personal spin on the traditional squat position. This variation results from the person’s history of injury and resulting pain. So, if a wider squat allows you to get to the floor then that position is ideal for you.
- Don’t use your spine – If all the movement in your squat comes from the lumbar region of your spine, you will need to focus on transferring that movement to your leg muscles instead. Tighten your core and use your hips, hamstrings, and glutes to pull yourself to the floor.
- Don’t lean forward – One of the most common types of compensation is to put too much weight on the toes. Individuals with a history of injury tend to lean forward on their toes in order to prevent falling backwards. Instead of this compensation, place approximately 60 percent of your weight on your heels and approximately 40 percent on your toes.
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