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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31822ecac9
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Importance of Comprehensive Hip Strengthening

Holcomb, William R PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, FNSCA1; Miller, Michael G EdD, PhD, ATC, CSCS2; Rubley, Mack D PhD, ATC, CSCS*D3

Section Editor(s): Binkley, Helen M PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D

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Abstract

HIP STRENGTH IMBALANCES AND INSTABILITY ARE COMMON IN ATHLETES AND CAN LEAD TO LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES. THIS IS LARGELY DUE TO POPULARITY OF RESISTANCE EXERCISES THAT TARGET HIP EXTENSION WITH A LACK OF EMPHASIS ON EXERCISES THAT FOCUS ON OTHER HIP MOVEMENTS. THIS CHALLENGE OF COMPREHENSIVE HIP STRENGTHENING IS ADDRESSED.

© 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association

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