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Hip Hinge Progressions From Bilateral To Single Leg Stance

As the saying goes, there are many ways to skin a cat.  In the video below I demonstrate just one way to approach moving from a bilateral hip hinge to single leg hip hinge.  You will see that I have also incorporated the dowel stick along my spine to reinforce as an external cue to maintain a neutral spine position.  The exercise progression involves moving from bilateral hip hinge to single leg with toe touch to single leg with rear foot touch to a single leg hip hinge.  From my perspective there should be an awareness of hamstring loading in the hinge if doing this correctly.  The hip hinge is one of the fundamental movement patterns that I feel all exercisers should master as it works considerably well in developing the posterior chain and is a must for performing box squats, Romanian deadlifts, deadlifts, good mornings and single leg RDLs.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Heath and the team at Principle Four Osteopathy have an interest in exercise rehabilitation and strength and conditioning and will often incorporate elements of mobility and strength training into their clients treatment and management plans.  Check us out online at www.principlefourosteopathy.com