6 Keys to Healthy Hips and Exercises That Can Help!

With 30 years of experience in the fitness industry, I have seen so many exercises, training styles, and fads that have come and gone over the years. One thing that has been brought to my attention through my many years of training, is that mobility in the hips is a crucial part to a healthy, strong body.

Why do you think the hips are so important to overall health? Well, because the hips are located at the center of the body.  The hips are constantly used for sitting, standing, bending, and more.  But the big question is: How can you keep your hips healthy and mobile?

I call it the ONE-A-DAY.  Choose ONE exercise a day from the BAMposter and you will be on your way to a healthy balanced body.

  1. Assess your movement
  2. CORE Strength
  3. Upper Body Strength
  4. Lower Body Strength
  5. Flexibility
  6. T-Spine Mobility

First assess with an overhead squat.  How close can you get your toes to the wall? Are you able to bend and reach with good balance? Do you have the core strength to plank on your hands and reach without pain in your shoulders?

Overhead Squat 

Single Leg Reach to Cone

Plank & Reach

Each exercise is an assessment in itself.  The fun is that you see where you are, and know if your improving daily by doing the exercises consistently over the month.  A little at a time goes a long way.

Lunge & Twist (Spiderman) 

Spread Feet Wide & Rotate

Runner’s Stretch

Give it a try this week and see how you do.  What’s your number?