Banded Hip Hinge Drill

Sometimes I get a patient that just finds it difficult to learn how to pattern the hip hinge.  As a result of this it is super important to have a number of different strategies to try with clients to help them develop the hip hinge pattern.  Why is the hip hinge pattern important?  The hip hinge pattern is a required movement pattern if you looking to get your clients deadlifting, performing romanian deadlifts, box squats, good mornings and kettlebell swings to work on strengthening the posterior chain (glutes and hamstrings).  Often the posterior chain is either forgotten or undertrained in clients and getting them to improve their function (strength and control through range of motion), then this can help greatly with athletic development as well as improving the lower limb strength and function in those with lower limb, hip and trunk injuries.

In this video I have attached a small powerband and wrapped it around the hips.  Its tension assists the individual in translating the hips backwards.  The main difference between a hip hinge pattern vs a squat is that a squat involves equal flexion through the knees and hips compared to the hip hinge which has less knee flexion compared to hip flexion.

This blog post was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.

Principle Four Osteopathy

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

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