April 09, 2021
The hip hinge is one of the best exercises for improving the muscles of the posterior chain, including the glutes, hamstrings, and lower back. It can be beneficial in helping you to complete daily activities such as picking up stuff off the floor like grandchildren or shopping.
To perform a hip hinge, place the stick in front of you and ensure you are standing tall.
Remember three things:
1) Soft knees;
2) Shoulders back and
3)Hinge from the hips.
Slide the stick down to just below your knees and stand back up, using your glutes. Make sure that on the way down you don't excessively arch your back or round your shoulders.