Developing Powerful Hips
Overloading the hips is a difficult task for the strength coach. When squatting the athlete must return to the exact depth to progressively overload and augment hip strength.
The difficulty is that hip strength drops off considerably exactly when the weight is becoming the heaviest during the squat. The dilemma for the athlete, coach and spotter is trying to maintain form, achieve the appropriate depth and hoist heavier weights.
Form dictates function and any deviation from the norm brings into play other muscle groups that are used to maintain the load and have little to do with increasing the power of the hips.
The Hip Press has a specific strength curve that allows activation of the hip and glute region that cannot be done with traditional exercise. As the weight gets heavier and heavier as it is lowered into the bottom position the Hip Presses strength curve drops off at the correct degree of movement. This allows the lifter to stretch the hips before engaging the hip flexors. Without this curve the hip flexors must stay engaged during the descent to protect the spine whether squatting or leg pressing.
Strength training on the Pendulum Hip Press improves flexibility in the low position and develops tremendous hip power. Want your squat to go up?.... Hip Press. Want your hips, glutes and leg strength to go up?...Hip Press... Want to Get Strong....Hip Press
Training A Pullover On The Pendulum Pulldown