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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

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - pp 16-19
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31822ecac9
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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.

© 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association