An important tool that should be a part of every training facility is the Pendulum Reverse Glute/Ham. In sport, lower extremity injuries are commonplace: knees, achilles tendon, foot stress fractures, ankle sprains, turf toe and plantar fasciitis, all can happen throughout the year while training or during participation.
Return-to-play is an important part of competition. Having an athlete sidelined can change the outcome of a game. Getting the injured back onto the field of play and able to participate at a high level is all part of winning. For an athlete that has incurred a lower leg injury in most incidences it does not mean that strength training has to stop.
Being able to keep a non-weight bearing leg or a leg with a casted foot strong, speeds recovery. When the injured athlete returns to activity the ability to play at full speed is much sooner. The Reverse Glute/Ham targets three areas of the legs that does not require weight bearing and aids development and recovery.
Get Strong and stay strong with the Pendulum Reverse Glute/Ham.
Training the Hips – Start in a Bent Knee Position
Repetition Finish – Extend the Legs from Bent to Straight
Training the Glutes – Start in a Bent Knee Position
Finish the Repetition in the Same Bent Knee Position
Hamstrings – Start the Repetition with Legs Straight
Hamstrings – Keep the Legs Straight – Stretch at the Top of the Rep