Move Better Monday: Improving Hip Extension

Want to throw a baseball hard or deadlift the house? You better make sure you have enough hip extension to do so. This movement, which is so important for power output, is quite often limited in a lot of athletes and general population clients I work with on a daily basis.

Instead of using the muscles of the posterior leg, these people limited in hip extension range of motion typically rely on excessive lower back motion to compensate. Doesn't exactly sound ideal if you're a rotational athlete like a golfer, right?

Here's one of my favorite ways to both assess and improve the way you extend the hip, while avoiding movement at other joints.