*Note from Jason: This is an excellent and informative post by first time guest blogger, Jeromie Preas. Jeromie trains at my gym, Clackamas Physical Conditioning, he is our head moderator and our “Guru Coach” at EPLifeFit, and he is currently enrolled in massage school. I’m excited to introduce you to him and his vast knowledge. Enjoy.
What do bridges and your hips have in common?
Yes, I am talking about the kind of bridge that connects two parts of town. What would be your guess?
From a structural standpoint, the hips need to be able to bear heavy loads. Whether it’s carrying a child, going for a world-record deadlift, or simply moving your body through space, the hips and surrounding musculature need to be able to handle those loads; just like a bridge needs to be able to handle all of those vehicles that drive over them on a daily basis.
What makes a bridge strong? The same thing that makes your hips strong: Arches. If you look at the hips right-side up, upside down, and sideways, you’ll notice there are arches on top of arches on top of arches.