Sets: 1-2 per side
-Help you gain active range of motion at the hip
-Allow you to control that range of motion
Use these prior to a workout or practice to help your athletes access and control more range of motion about their hips.
Your players can learn and use Hip CARS on their own - more than a handful of goalies like doing this first thing in the morning.
-Stand next to a wall with your arm outstretched, pressing into the wall
-Drive your inside knee up-Rotate from the hip and point your knee towards the wall, keeping your toes pulled up
-Keep rotating from the hip as you bring your shin parallel to the ground, keeping your knee as high as possible
-Think about kicking the wall behind you as you bring your leg down and around
-Reverse the motion to complete one repetition
-When you notice your mind wandering off, catch yourself and focus on what you're feeling in your hips.
-Practice noticing and acceptance the limits of your range of motion without forcing past them - just notice, accept and fully control what's there