Runner’s Stork With Swissball

Runner’s Stork With Swissball

We're big advocates of the stork, or Captain Morgan, exercise for GLUTE STRENGTHENING. Once you can properly perform the stork, try implementing a little bit of sport specific movement into the exercise! Here, I'm trying my best to replicate the biomechanics at the hip for a runner. The glutes are our primary controller of frontal plane motion in running. During loading response (when you strike the ground), your glutes need to eccentrically control your femur moving into flexion. As you progress over your foot, it requires the glutes to concentrically move the femur into extension. I added a more forceful concentric phase here to again, try my best to replicate the demands on the hips during running.
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