12-Minute Mobility for Hip Hinge Day
Video by Nick Hawkes
Coach Nick goes through a full body warm up specifically for a training session with hinging movements (deadlifts, kettlebell swings, etc.) that take into consideration not just the muscles involved, but also the joints and the way you breathe into the stretch. If you put the joint in the right position, the muscle will come along with it.
For hinging movements, we are looking for internal hip rotation so the mobility involved when preparing to hinge should include range of motion and activation for this. This warm-up also focuses on midline activation and stability – specifically the lower abs and external obliques – are also extremely important for safe hinging patterns as they keep us in the internal torque chain.
Try this warm-up to prep you for your next deadlift session and let us know how you like it!
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