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Squatting Internal Rotation

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips and back.

How to

1. Start in a similar way to the sky squat reach. Feel centered and evenly balanced in the deep squat.

2. Release one heel from the floor so you’re able to pivot on the ball of the foot, to rotate the whole leg inwards from the hip joint.

3. Try to find a freedom in the hip, knee and ankle that allows the leg to rotate without restriction, moving from one leg to the other.

Tips

The nature of the ball and socket joint of the hip means the thigh bone is free to move in all directions. In sports such as running and cycling, the hip joint only moves in one plane of movement: forward (flexion) and backward (extension). When doing cross-training, like a stretching or gym program, it’s good to include movements directed in other planes, such as internal and external rotation or abduction and adduction.

Stretch out your whole body with the be. Stretching Guide.

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