Exercises That KEEP you Injured
The Clam Shell
The Secret to
Life Long Running?
A Stronger Butt!
There are no “if’s, and’s, or buts” about it… well maybe the last one. If you’re looking to stay on the road for the next decade (or longer), you need a strong butt. If fact, it is the number one starting point when I see patients in the clinic.
A study published in The Journal of Sports Physical Therapy found that women suffering from Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee), displayed WEAKER HIPS when compared to controls.1 Another study conducted in 2009 found that women with knee pain demonstrated LESS CONTROL from their hip when compared to that of controls.2
The studies are countless, really. Over and over you’ll find research pointing your knee pain back to hip weakness. Without citing a handful of other articles, some of which are highlighted here, hip strength has been found to not only affect the knee, but also the ankle. It should be fairly obvious that the best jumping off point is a targeted, runner-specific approach to hip strength.
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1. Bolgla L. Malone T. Umberger B. Uhl T. Hip Strength and Hip and Knee Kinematics During Stair Descent in Females With and Without Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008;38(1):12-18
2. Boling Michelle, Padua Darin , Creighton Alexander. Concentric and eccentric torque of the hip musculature in individuals with and without patellofemoral pain. J Athl Train. 2009 Jan-Feb; 44(1): 7–13.