How to Hip Hinge! #TrainerTipTuesday
Hey guys, today I want to teach you how to do a hip hinge, which is necessary for several strength building movements. Some of those strength building movements are deadlifts – all variations, good mornings, and kettlebell swings – contrary to popular belief, the swing is not a squat to a front raise. The KB swing is a hip movement – starting from the hips, not a squat.
So where do you begin:
1. Stand nice and tall – neutral stance position with your feet hip width apart.
2. Place the dowel, broom stick, or pvc pipe along your back, it should make contact with your head, upper back and your lower back – hold the bar above your head and around the lower back area.
3. Engage your core and stabilize your lower back (lumbar spine) – be sure to keep this position throughout your repetitions.
✓You are all set now to begin the movement.
4. Keep the bar on the 3 points of contact – core engaged and slowly shift your hips back, loading the hamstrings, with a slight bend in the knees. Think of booty bumping someone, lol – I love this cue! I use it when I am teaching my clients how to hip hinge!
5. Reverse the movement and squeeze your glutes at the top.
6. Practice with 12-15 reps for each set!
Here are a some other great resources on learning the Hip Hinge!
Watch my video tutorial on YouTube: How to Hip Hinge!
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