Runners need strength and stability, not to mention symmetry and variability. But many of those are topics for a different post! To work on both strength and stability of your legs to accept load, try these lateral hip strengthening variations from my pal Chris Johnson PT of Zeren PT and Performance. If you need help returning to sport or running, contact us!



Straight leg raises combined with bridging are a great way to work on single limb loading, balance, and core stability. Add in the challenge of moving your arms without body perturbation and you've got a great variation. Video via my pal, Chris Johnson PT. Need help returning to running or sport? Contact us!

A lot of rehab and exercise for the hips and knees focus on the hip abductors, as they tend to stabilize the hip and knee. Don't forget about the adductors to keep balanced and strong. Chris Johnson of Zeren PT and Performance shows an effective hip adductor progression. As usual with Chris' exercises, he makes them look simple and they're difficult to do them with as much control as he shows. Need help returning to running or sport - contact us!

The trend of "functional exercise" is great for all kinds of WB variations of traditional open chain exercises. Sometimes you need to regress to progress or perform easier non-weight bearing exercises after injury or surgery. Chris Johnson of Zeren PT and Performance shows a good combo that works the hip flexors and knee extensors here. Follow him on instagram! Need help returning to sport or running? Contact us for a live or online consult - EDGE Rehab and Sport Science.



Try this awesome series of movements in the Bear Crawl Position. It's much tougher than it looks and is expertly demonstrated and I'm sure practiced by Dr. Leon Knight. Need help with back, hip, or return to sport issues? Contact us for a live or online consult!