The Hip Hinge
When performing a hip hinge, make sure the athlete is gripping the ground with their feet, stabilizing the core, pulling shoulders down and back. The critical component of a hip hinge is minimal flexion at the knee. All the range of motion is coming at the hip. This includes lower back activation, glute activation and hamstring activation.
While the squat also includes motion at the hip, there is much greater knee flexion and quad activation.
Check out the tutorial below to learn more.
My son is 6 loves football basketball is he to young?
Hi Vanessa! Our Jump Start classes typically begin at age 7 and the strength training component focuses on mainly on bodyweight movements. With that in mind, he is reaching the perfect age to begin learning proper body mechanics.