The HIPS are your powerhouse!
The ball and socket joints that are our hips – much like our shoulders – are able to move freely and generate tremendous torque in the process.
All of the muscles that surround those joints – not only produce force and power to drive us forward, they also very importantly help to stabilize our entire pelvic girdle and the spine as well.
The key to making sure it happens as it’s supposed to? There are three, actually.
1. You need to be able to achieve that neutral low-back position and maintain it (a skill that has been hammered home throughout this and in our other programs)…and then…
2. Master the basic abdominal brace and progress it, so that your trunk can be the base of support for the hips. The hips can’t be the center of power they’re designed to be without a stable and strong core to protect the spine, central nervous system, and even our vital organs.
3. Make sure you’ve mastered the two basic hip stability and strength exercises that preceded this section. Yes, there’s a bit of redundancy here – for a reason! We can’t escape the inevitable desire to forge ahead to the “hard” stuff – when in truth, it’s the “basic” stuff that will give us most of the benefits! And set the table for what is to come.