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 …

Back Squats for Bone Health

Squats are tough. They are also vital for strong running bones. Check out the three crucial squat variations I have runners master.

Long Term Management of FAI

Long Term Management of Hip Impingement We have covered a lot in the first three parts of this series. Once you are back to consistent training, how do you prevent this from coming back? While there is no full-proof way to guarantee not getting hurt, here are a few ways we can do to build confidence with runners as they …

Returning to Running with Hip Impingement

In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the initial management of runners with FAI and how to progress back to exercise. You can read those HERE and HERE. Once a runner is up and moving, we advance them back to running.  We want to remind ourselves that hip impingement tends not to like excessive ranges of motion, which helps us …