Think about it:
How valuable would it be for your long term hip-joint health if you could move them through their full range-of-motion each day?
The answer is, incredibly valuable!
Something worth considering:
A functional exercise isn’t functional, if the joints in question aren’t functioning as they should be.
Doing Hip CARs enables us to learn where we are with each joint.
For example, do you possess less ROM than you should have? Adequate ROM? Or somewhere in between? Pain? Ability to dissociate or not?
So often when we move a certain part of our body, we “think” we’re dissociating that portion and not moving any other, but in many or most cases, there is some compensation which ends up reducing our ability to separate out a certain joint or body part and move it independently of the other nearby parts.
We NEED articular (joint) independence BEFORE we can have articular interdependence.
This is the central premise behind doing CARs daily. In other words, doing these well and religiously will positively impact every other single thing you do as an athlete and human being.
Done on a regular basis, CARs will:
- provide signaling for tissue remodeling to allow for maximal tissue elongation and range of motion maintenance.
- engage and train all articular mechanoreceptors on a regular basis.
- prevent maturation of fibrotic tissue.
- delay or prevent the onset of osteoarthritis/arthrosis.