Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stability

I know you have all seen and read about the importance of core strength and hip stability and functional movement exercises that not only work to keep us injury free but also increase our economy and efficiency when swimming biking and running... That info is everywhere these days. Yet I would guess that I am not alone when I admit that for years I saw examples of these simple little exercises and thought to myself 'whatever'... Like how could a basic little movement like that really help my running??

Enter recent calf injury and three professionals who all agreed that my lack of hip strength and stability was playing a part in my situation and guess who has become a believer in these basic little movements?

Moana will demonstrate a couple of the moves I've been doing. They really are little copy cats, aren't they?
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I was pretty impressed with this one... this is not easy and she just started doing it all on her own after watching me.
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I also caught her rolling her calf out with the golf ball I found at the beach. No video of that one but it was pretty funny to watch her concentrate and then every once in a while just sort of moan out loud.

9 comments:

Pam said...

She has got to be the cutest little girl I've ever seen!!

Pam said...

She has got to be the cutest little girl I've ever seen!!

mtanner said...

I love her! Can she come to camp and help demonstrate?

Kay Roberts said...

So do you giggle and laugh like that when YOU are exercising? I think not! She is a cutie! :)

Kay Roberts said...

So do you giggle and laugh like that when YOU exercise?? I think not! She is a cutie! :)

Billie said...

Ah, yes, I keep telling myself I need to do these pronto and yet I keep just not doing them. But if Moana can do it I can do it :-)

Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom" said...

those giggles are THE best. Not exactly the sounds I make when doing strength training ;)

Alili said...

I really need to bring the JOY back to my strength training!

Kim said...

Guess who is doing those exact same hip exercises :) This girl! Piraformis issues and they said it was a weak adductor / abbductor / aka HIP MUSCLES. So, you and I are in the same boat sister. Trust me, I fought it, but it's helping I think! Also just bought a TRX. SO, we're all in the same boat.. she is cute as anything!!