NFPT Live: Using a Hip Hinge for Better Squats – Ep 53

hip hinge

hip hinge

The hip hinge is one of the many valuable training tools available for fitness. When you simplify a squat with moves like this you can set clients up for better success. The hip hinge is an important foundation for squatting with proper form and training healthy backs. Let’s talk about why and how to do this exercise.

In this episode we talked about:

  • Hip Hinge Demo (0:36)
  • Deadlift – Primary Hip Hinge Motion (1:20)
  • Foundational Movement (1:45)
  • Evaluate Hip Hinge Ability (2:30)
  • Back to Basics (4:00)
  • Look Low and High (6:00)
  • Fixing Muscle Weakness (7:00)
  • Teach Hinge without Weights (8:30)
  • Remember the Kinetic Chain (14:00)

NFPT Live Episode #53

Some of our viewers said:

Ankle mobility is big in squats.

“The squat is the foundation of all fitness programs”- LiftBigEatBig


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Beverly Hosford, MA teaches anatomy and body awareness using a skeleton named Andy, balloons, play-doh, ribbons, guided visualizations, and corrective exercises. She is an instructor, author, and a business coach for fitness professionals. Learn how to help your clients sleep better with in Bev's NFPT Sleep Coach Program and dive deeper into anatomy in her NFPT Fundamentals of Anatomy Course.