A co-contraction exercise I’ve been playing around with, especially with our hockey population that is around over the summer. I believe I originally saw Wilmot post this a while back.
Couple reasons why I like this for hockey players;
- Bridging/Hip Extension: the skating stride places the athlete in a constant flexed hip position…more bridging and/or hip Extension is huge for trying to counteract that position (down leg)
- Hip Flexion Strength: hockey players tend to have poor functioning hip flexors and/or poor hip flexor strength. Finding ways to continually develop stronger and/or better functioning hip flexors for improved long term health (up Leg)