Powerband Hip Extension

The powerband hip extension exercise is a great one to perform as part of your movement prep or to get a client focusing on hip extension and using their glutes rather than performing inefficient movement or under recruiting their big hip extensor muscles.

In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy performing a powerband hip extension movement using the 41 inch yellow band from Ironedge.  Should you not have a powerband, this exercise can be performing using tubing, theraband or the equivalent.

The idea is to maintain a straight leg and have the individual focus on keep the leg straight and extending from the hip rather than through the back or with a bent knee.  The client should be focused on using their glute througout the movement.  From a sagittal view point, they should try to maintain a straight leg/foot and avoid external rotation through the leg which is a common movement pattern strategy that people with adopt.  In this video you will see Heath place the foot down at the mid phase point of the exercise, to advance this, have the person not touch the ground during the mid point of the exercise.

This blog 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.

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