If you’ve ever had an ache or an injury in your hips, you understand how important the health of your hips are. Many people underestimate the importance of strength and stability in your hips.
Your bones consist of your pelvis, femur, sacrum and coccyx. Which is fairly simple but the musculature of the hips is extremely complex. Three gluteal muscles and hip flexors generally get the notoriety but if you peel back the layers you will find so much more. There is your piriformis, deep external rotators, not to mention all of the adductors, and abductors. When one of these is not functioning properly, your body compensates and activates a different muscle to do the job. This leads to aches, pains and injuries.
There are a few areas that may highlight the cause of the pain.
Keeping your hips strong and stable will not only prevent injuries but it will also provide your body with a solid foundation to build on. A few extra minutes spent on your hips is prudent. If your foundation is strong, your performance will be strong.