Hip Extension with Staggered Grip-Foam Roller

by Anthony Carey, MA

Click to play this video

This video is currently being processed.


Hip extension with a staggered grip on the foam roller is an exercise that will provide a great deal of demand and stabilization requirements of the obliques to keep the pelvis and lumbar spine steady as the shoulder girdle is stressed as well. Make sure you have a good separation between your hands because you want your chest to be lined up approximately between your two hands. Then get up in a good starting push-up, or plank position, where there's a good line from your shoulders through your hips to your knees down to your ankles. Once you're stable, raise one leg into some hip extension, which takes one base of support away and increases the stabilization requirements throughout the body. You can do this for repetitions or do a slight hold at the top. You would reverse and do the same thing with the opposite leg and change the hand positions at the same time.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.