Luke wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:27 pm
A physio suspects an ongoing L knee issue is down to a weaker left hip. Indeed, when doing single leg work, my left side seems way shakier than the right (just like politics, heeyyooooo).
I can't stand the Mike Robertson et al. corrective exercise crowd...all of whom suffer injuries themselves ironically:
- Are there any tried and tested methods that don't involve "Fire Hydrants"?
- Can I box squat out of this? Really nostalgic for Westside in these early days of 2020 since I'm back at a gym with bands and chains. Can't seem to find anything Louie prescribes outside box squatting that doesn't need a special machine?
I think the hip muscles are a bit complicated, you've got:
glute medius: e.g., band side walks
adductors: e.g., standing band adduction
hip extensors: e.g., glute bridges
vmo: e.g., band tke's.....this is not a hip stabilizer, but it is a good knee one.
knee extensors: I prefer a slow front kick, keeping the thigh up throughout the set. This targets the hip flexors and leg extensors, in conjunction with one another, without the patella loading of a leg extension machine.
on top of your standard lunge, squat, hamstring curl, and deadlift moves.
I'm not saying you need all those categories, just that it can be a mix of them to get your hip solid.
"If we just work hard without complaining, we can become one with Heaven and Earth." - Zen proverb