Posts Tagged ‘psoas’
Filed under: Manual Therapy
The Psoas, Joint Capsule, and Hip Rotation
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 8th, 2010
The psoas is a complicated muscle that has a number of critical roles in movement. I covered its anatomy, speculated and critiqued research concerning its function, and discussed assessment and training techniques in my "Secrets of the Psoas" presentation that is free to all newsletter subscribers. Mechancially, the debate as to the psoas's ability to rotate the femur is fierce, with some suggesting that it is an external rotator, others an ...
Filed under: Exercise of the Week
Exercise of the Week: Half Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
by Carson Boddicker on Mar 4th, 2010
As many runners (and athletes in general) demonstrate weakness in hip extension and shortness of the hip flexors, this exercise has become an integral part of nearly all of my training programs. Keys to Success: 1. Crush the stick and drive it into the ground. 2. Fill your belly with a good breath. 3. Drive you back leg into extension ("push your foot back to the wall" 4. Rock forward. Best regards, Carson Boddicker...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries, Running
Spinal Stress Fractures and Runners
by Carson Boddicker on Jan 22nd, 2009
In climbing the road to the top of the performance mountain, most athletes realize that staying focused and consistent in training help tremendously to get to the top of his personal Everest. Any injury to the athlete, obviously, interferes with the consistency of training and thus makes progress to the top of the road that much more difficult. Recently, I've begun to see more and more athletes who have suffered from stress fractures to the s...