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.
1Consultant, Saint Marys, Georgia; 2Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan; and 3Boston Biomedical Associates, Northborough, Massachusetts
Bill R. Holcomb is a consultant in Saint Marys, Georgia.
Mack D. Rubley is the director of Business Development at Boston Biomedical Associates.
Mike G. Miller is the director of the NATA post-professional Athletic Training Program at Western Michigan University.