Posts tagged #hips

Hip Mobility is for Fighters, Get Some

Punching power comes from the upper body, right? No way, it’s the hips, girly! And you’ve got the potential to generate some wicked power there in your lower midsection. Hip mobility is severely under appreciated by most athletes, but when a fighter ignores her hips during training, she’s truly missing an opportunity to improve performance and even prevent injury.

Check it out - you can’t throw a solid punch by standing flat footed and simply shifting your weight towards your target. We’ve all seen this in the gym, and if this describes your style, try putting a little more swivel in your hips the next time you’re working the bags. Feel that extra power? Nice, right?

Posted on September 8, 2014 .