In yesterday’s post I gave you not just one of the most powerful DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training exercises, but ways to progress it to really athletic levels. If you remember though, I said power is based off more than just strength. It is having great mobility and the ability to stabilize at the right time.
Probably one of the most important areas of the body to build these qualities in is the hips! Trust me, I know it is a challenge for myself and just about every person I have ever worked with. It seems that the hips are just the area of our body that bears the result of so much of our lifestyle. Sitting a lot hurts our hips, not walking/running well hurts our hips, bad exercise selection and technique hurts our hips. You see a trend?
Our low backs, our shoulders, our knees, our core, well, most of our body is then impacted by how our hips move and function. So, kinda important to stay on top of and make sure keeps the focus of your program. That is why you see so much of what we do in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training in different stances and positions, keep those hips moving smart and strong!
That is why when the creator of our DVRT Resiliency program, Gin Gavran, sent me this great hip series I was in love! The challenge with a lot of programs trying to help movement and stability is trying to figure out how to combine them. I believe Gin just came up with a series that does just that!
You see just trying to stretch or mobilize a hip doesn’t ensure better movement. Sometimes a lack of movement is built around instability and lack of muscle activation from other areas of the body. In fact, there are cases where getting muscles that are typically lazy to fire first will make your flexibility training that much better!
Use this great DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Resiliency series before your workout or as part of your recovery days and you will find that you are not able to lift more, but able to recover faster and more resilient to the common aches and pains that plague so many!