THE RUNNER’S HIP PROBLEM
Strength imbalances are causing injury.
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To see if you have strength imbalances that lead to side-to-side pelvic drop, test yourself with hip hikes: Stand on a bottom stair with left shoulder facing the staircase, right shoulder facing away from it, left foot on the stair, and right foot hanging off the step. Keeping abs engaged, dip your right pelvis to lower the right leg, pause just before it reaches the floor, and use your hip to raise it up again. Continue until you’re fatigued, then switch sides and repeat.
If you rack up more reps on one side, that’s a sign you may have imbalances that can lead to common injuries.