Adductor muscle origins and insertions

Mastering the Runner’s Adductors

In this final post of my Mastering the Runners Hip Series we are investigating the runner’s groin, specifically the hip ADDuctors. If you missed the first three posts, check them out HERE, HERE, and HERE.  Hip ADDuction is the movement of our leg closer to our midline (IMAGE ABOVE). The muscles of our groin or medial thigh have two options …

Mastering the Runner’s Glute Medius

Runners talk about their butt more than any other muscle in the body. Normally, these are frustrated runners airing grievances against a poorly performing posterior. Today, we are covering the the lateral hip, specifically the glutes. We talked about the glute max in part II and will be focusing on the other glutes muscles that make up our glute trio. …

Mastering the Runner’s Glute Max

Your backside plays an important role when we run. It’s a powerful piston into the ground when we run fast, slows down our leg to contact the ground, and is a supporting actor to keeping our leg on course. Today we are going through what it does, how it works as a coordinated unit, and what we can do to …

Hip Anatomy

Mastering the Runner’s Hip Flexors

The hip is a complex beast. It’s got lots of muscles, tendons, fascia, blood vessels, and other internal structures. It needs to be… Mobile enough to get through our day to day life. Strong enough to help us kick into extra gear when we are on the track. Durable enough to keep us efficient on a longer effort.  How does …

What Should My Hips Do When I Run (Video)?

The hip gets blamed for a lot of running problems. What does the hip actually do? In this video, I break down the key things you need to know about hip anatomy, how our hip functions when we run, and what you can do to develop strong, sturdy hips for training and racing. Let’s talk about your hips. I don’t …