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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:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31822ecac9
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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.

Author Information

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.

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