The Importance Of Hip Extension In Running
The hip extension or the ability to move your thigh in a direction towards or behind your body is an important component of jogging that is sometimes used.
A good extension of the hip improves the angle of thrust (angle that you leave the ground and enter the flight phase of running), and allows the pain (tendon at the back of your leg) and the lumbar cavity (the ligament that runs down your foot) to store more energy while your foot is connected to the ground Then as kinetic energy to drive you up in the air.
Just like Javelin, which is thrown at the right angle, it can optimise distance travelled.
When you turn on the angle created by the hip extension while you push yourself away from the ground, the distance can be maximized, making your running style more efficient.
Factors that can affect the quality of the hip extension
Factors that can affect the quality of the hip extension are bending the narrow hip joint, poor strength of gluteal muscles (muscles in your bottom), the tendons of the knee (muscles in the back of the thigh) and the weakness of control of movements or normal movement.
Decreased ability to extend the hip joint often makes the calf muscle or thigh muscle (the muscles of the femoral thigh) work harder to achieve the rush and become more susceptible to excessive loading.
If you are having problems with these muscle groups or tendons associated with hip extension evaluation it is important to know if that is a contributing factor.
At the Colchester Clinic for Physical Therapy and Sports Injury clinic, our physiotherapist is an expert in running gait assessment and will be happy to help you improve or correct any problems you may have when running, which may include a hip extension