We are moving away from the hips this week and out to our extremities.
After spending all day in our boots, our ankles can become lockdown and stiff. Try this first video to gain some range of motion in the ankle joint.
And it is not just our legs the need attention. Our upper body needs to be strong to help us with everything from poling to getting back up after we fall. Try the videos below (bonus video from Gerry) to get those arms and shoulders ready.
Last week , we worked on hip external rotation. This week, we are focused on hip internal rotation. Why all the focus on rotation? Because rotation is where we can access the stability and strength of the hip joint. Not only do our muscles need to be strong, but we also need to have stable joints so we can use the full capacity of our strength.
We can test out that strength and stability with the BONUS VIDEO from Gerry Halverson.
We are targeting the hips this week. Try out this external rotation stretch to open up the sides and back of the hips. Then, challenge your balance, core and hip strength with this dynamic version of a dipping bird. Also, check out our BONUS video from Koa Fit Trainer, Gerry Halverson, and head outdoors for some hip training.