The Smith Machine Glute Thrust

The glute thrust, also know as a hip thrust, has been gaining popularity in strength and conditioning. The value of the glute thrust is that it trains the glutes in a more horizontal manner, rather than traditional vertical glute building exercises like the squat and split squat. Plus, it helps build a great looking set […]

Femoral Anterior Glide Syndrome

Tight hip flexors are fairly common, and they can lead to big health problems. However, not every pain in the front of the hip is related to tight hip flexors. One common hip aggravation is something called Femoral Anterior Glide Syndrome. It sounds complicated, but it really isn’t. In fact, it was the first of […]

My Favorite Stretch: Hip Flexor-Lat Stretch Combo

This is my favorite stretch. It hits two problematic areas: the hip flexors and the lats. In order to do the stretch, I have to push my pelvis forward and then rotate in the direction of the front leg. You should feel a stretch in your lats and the front of the back leg. While […]

Training Hip Mobility: Putting it all Together

In the past few posts I’ve shown videos demonstrating different exercises that can be used to help retain or re-establish hip mobility. Hip mobility is essential to maintaining a well functioning body. Lack of hip mobility will force the body to find range of motion in areas that should remain stable, such as the lower […]