In the Journal of Athletic Training in November of 2017 the following study was presented, Hip Strength as a Predictor of Ankle Sprains in Male Soccer Players: A Prospective Study. They looked at 210 competitive male soccer players and concluded, “Reduced isometric hip-abductor strength predisposed competitive male soccer players to non-contact lateral ankle sprains.” Increased risk doesn't necessarily mean injury, but certainly reducing risk is an important consideration in all strength training regimes.
The Pendulum Hip Press is the only leg press that has been specifically designed to target and strengthen the muscles that control hip movement, when squatting coaches perpetually instruct their athletes to seek a specific range of motion to assure upper thigh strength. On the Pendulum Hip Press the athlete only needs to bring his or her knees towards their shoulders during the descent of the weight and then the hips are required to drive the weight to the extended position.
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