Because I currently have no job and can’t start subbing until all of my paperwork is processed, I’ve had a lot of time to blog, watch movies, catch up on my life, etc.
Today, while running on the treadmill, I read USA Triathlon’s winter 2013 issue. And then I came across this little blurb about injury prevention regarding hips and immediately bookmarked the page to look back as soon as I got home.
Because I’ve had trouble with weak hips in the past, and because the little article mentions weak hips leading to injuries elsewhere, I took the article to heart. It mentions a set of 12 exercises called the Myrtl Routine that are used to strengthen the hip area and increase range of motion.
Thanks to running coach Jay Johnson, here’s a video of the exercises:
And here’s a printable version outlining and explaining them all! I did the routine this afternoon after my workout and it took about 10 minutes. I hope to do it every day and help my hips out! They seem to ALWAYS been tight… EEK.
Also, if you get a chance check out these two awesome articles:
NASA Astronaut Completes 1st Triathlon in Space (self-explanatory)
2012 SportsKids of the Year: Conner and Cayden Long (amazing, heartwarming story of a great triathlon team)
What sorts of injury prevention do you do?
P.S. – in case you missed it, here’s a chance to win my Sambazon smoothie giveaway!