Saturday, October 12, 2013

Open-Hip Stand Ups



Here is one of my elite high school runners (who achieved All-American status as a freshman in the 4x1 mile relay at the National High School Track and Field Championships last year) and her younger sister (who is both an excellent ski racer and a soccer player) working on  STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY

They are performing "open hip stretches" on the bench in the first video as a lead up to "open hip step-ups in the 2nd video

OPEN HIP STRETCH ON BENCH




OPEN HIP STAND UPS

NOTE:
-the athlete's fight to stand up without breaking at the pelvis
-the fight to lower themselves back to the bench without breaking at the pelvis or "plopping" down
-the coordination of the arm movement linked to the lower body movements 
-the attention to standing up with the hips forward