Hip Mobility drills should be a regular part of all track and field athletes’ training
Drills that increase an athlete’s hip flexor strength and flexibility are imperative in order for the athlete to get their femur parallel to the ground and therefore allow them to apply maximum force.
In the video below Coach Brad Hackett shares seven drills that he uses to increase hip flexor strength and flexibility.
In the video, he talks you through the coaching points of each drill.
Here are the seven drills demonstrated in the video:
- Hurdle Skips
- Over/ Unders
- Side Skips
- Hurdle Walkovers
- Over two and Back One
- Hip Busters
These drills are taken from Coach Hackett’s complete training course for track and field. For more information about that course click the following link: The Ultimate Pre-Season Conditioning for Track and Field