A classic single leg exercise that can be biased slightly towards more quad or glute loading. It is great for hip mobility, stability and overall leg strength and endurance. A staple in most of my programs at one point or another. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 5-20 reps each side.
This exercise is good for early groin rehabilitation or whenever you need to strengthen the adductors in their shortened position. General prescription: 3-10 sets, 5-60s.
The SL deadlift w/ thoracic rotation is a great exercise for improving glute endurance and strength, hip extension whilst challenging thoracic rotation. It can help improve hip and trunk control and coordination. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 5-15 reps each side.
This is a great movement to train the glutes to extend the hips without assistance from the hamstrings and lower back. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 4-12 reps each side.
This SL deadlift variation will help improve internal rotation, and in turn mobility, of the hip. Due to the ‘lower stability’ compared to other hinge variations, max loading will be harder and as such this exercise should generally be used for mobility and endurance. General prescription: 3-5 sets, 5-15 reps each side.
The front foot split squat hold will help improve lower limb endurance and tissue tolerance. The isometric hold will increase strength and endurance of the ankle/calf complex, quad and glute without creating excess metabolic stress or muscle damage. It is ideal for runners and athletes. General prescription: 4-6 sets, 10-30s each side.
This exercise will train the help isolate the hamstrings without compensation via the glutes and lower back. If you were to view the exercise by tilting your head, you would see it is a very similar position to ground strike in running/sprinting and as a result can be beneficial in improving the capacity of the […]
This exercise will train the groin in its shortened position and help improve low load strength and endurance, along with improving hip mobility via internal rotation. General prescription: 4-5 sets, 10-45s.
Copenhagen’s are my “go to” groin strengthening exercise and everyone could benefit from doing these. They increase strength of the adductor muscles (typically never trained) at length and can help improve hip mobility/stability, groin strength and reduce the risk of many lower body injuries. General prescription: 2-5 sets, 5-15 reps each side for isotonic, 5-60s […]
In this side lying clam variation, compensatory strategies to create momentum and rotation from other muscles is limited. This will help to increase load and challenge on the glute medius muscle, in-turn making it an efficient movement to build low load endurance and strength in early rehabilitation, particularly useful for the low back, knee and/or […]