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How is she aligning the hips?

She doesn't know what she's talking about. The hips do not interface with any socket, rather they each contain a socket, so it makes no sense to try to describe the hips as moving relative to their ...
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Can I use hip adductor machine to stretch legs for splits?

You're using a machine for partner stretches. This isn't a bad thing; but, you need to be careful. When you say, "Ah! Too far!" a person will stop. The machine only listens to its mechanics and ...
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Does this exercise stretch hip flexors?

Generally, stretching is accomplished by elongating muscle fibers (technical summary). In the kneeling hip flexor stretch, we stretch the hip flexors of the leg with the knee on the ground. In the ...
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How important is it to train glute medius?

How important is it to train glute medius? I would say, follow the advice of your physiotherapist. You say you run into trouble when you don't stick to your exercise, so these seem to be working for ...
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Which is the proper final position in squat?

Unlike the knees, the hips don't really "lock" - upright femurs are the limit of range of motion of the knees, but an upright torso is not the limit of the range of motion of the hips. So ...
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Should your pelvis rotate when you walk and run?

It seems that you've already answered above in the question. I'd just like to add at least two thoughts. 1st is that there are several running techniques, such as pose, and evolution running, to ...
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What are the common causes for asymmetrical hips during the figure-four stretch?

The issue seems to be that you've got varied flexibility between the two sides of your hips. I'm not certain if one is more flexible than the other or if one is more inflexible than the other but it ...
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Safe to go above ninty degrees on hip abductor machine?

I have not seen a machine with a such a warning placed on it before. I can personally vouch for having worked at a much higher angle than that without injury, and of course the machines themselves are ...
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Do planks tighten up hip flexors? (Back pain when doing core exercises)

Just to clarify one concept, there is no hip extension while doing planks however don’t mistake joint movement with muscle tension (or a muscle contraction). Yes, planks require an isometric ...
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Does this exercise stretch hip flexors?

Obviously, this is a stretch for the hip adductors, but the question is whether there is any way it could also stretch the hip flexors. Personally, I just don't see it. Here is what you might be ...
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Why is my leg mobility limited even when it doesn't feel like I'm stretching a muscle?

Perform this test : Stand up on your legs, both feet on the ground. Then, grab your knee with your hands and hold your leg against your stomach. Release your knee from your hands and try to maintain ...
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Which muscles do loaded carries train that are not trained by other compund movements?

The suitcase carry: offers a more unique stimulus than the farmer carry for someone already doing barbell training. When walking with a weight in the right hand the right Gluteus Medius, the right ...
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Should one incorporate rotation exercises into strength training to get strong hips?

[A boxing straight punch,] like in the gait it seems that when one leg is internal rotation the other one is in external rotation. This photograph actually shows the rear leg in internal rotation. ...
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Single foot turned outwards, knee pain

Here is what has worked for me, to some extent. (Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee that this will work for you!) A physical therapist made me do single leg balance exercises. These exercises reinforce ...
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How hip adductors stabilize core in case of weak abs

Anatomically the lower and upper abs is the same muscle, the rectus abdominis (the six pack). A connection exist between the rectus abdominis and the hip flexors. The hip flexors try to tilt the ...
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Is the glute max the only muscle activated during the pigeon hip extension?

To answer your question plainly: no, the gluteus maximus is not the only muscle that can accomplish hip extension in this position. All three hamstrings muscles—semitendinosis, semimembranosis, and ...
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When you have both ankle and hip mobility issues, which should you address first?

Mobility is a concern for so many of us, including myself. We watch many videos, read lots of articles, and get advice from trainers and training partners. However, mobility is a tough thing to ...
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Training leg adductors and abductors while I have really weak ankles/calves

Back squats and sumo deadlifts. Back squats, especially with a stance a bit outside of shoulder width, is a great abductor exercise. Cuing the abductors for exterior rotation at the hip helps send ...
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How can I train my internal hip rotators?

Good that you found precision movement. If you go deeper in their content you will find plenty of exercises for internal hip rotation strength. For starter you can get down in the 90/90 position and ...
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Is there a chance to develop lotus position during adulthood?

I don't have an authoritative source, but yes, you can likely learn to do the lotus position even as an adult. Typing lotus position progression into Google gets you a number of poses and positions to ...
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Hip mechanics in kipping pull-up

I am a former gymnast and a current crossfitter. I think of the kip a little bit differently than your other sources: The arch where the stomach and the shoulders push forward create tension, the ...
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Quadriceps pain after hip bridges excercise

To "activate" a muscle you need to actively isolate and tense it, that is what "mind-muscle contraction" is (similar to when someone writes the word kegals on the internet and the reader will ...
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How strict should one get with their diet to lose belly and hip fat?

I know it's an old question, but I'm going to go against the advice in all the other answers. I am 6ft and currently weighing 83Kgs. Fat distribution and muscularity will make a big difference here, ...
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How strict should one get with their diet to lose belly and hip fat?

As mentioned, sticking to a diet requires effort, focus, and dedication. If you want to eat some 'bad' food, eat a little less of the clean food. Maintaining the calorie deficit is most important. I ...
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How strict should one get with their diet to lose belly and hip fat?

To attain any goal, it requires effort, focus and dedication. First of all, you need to cut down anything that's putting in excess of calories into your body. Eating clean is the best thing to do, but ...
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How strict should one get with their diet to lose belly and hip fat?

As you may know, at your height, 83kg is not an unreasonable weight. However fat distribution is important. Gut or visceral fat is linked to higher levels of heart disease, and should be dealt with. ...
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Improvements to Curved Back while sitting on Heels and trying to get Back aligned with floor?

The position is pretty extensive on the knees. This video suggests to use a block under the hip not to damage the knees here where the practioner sits inbetween the heels (not on top of the heels). ...
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how to lose fat hips after weight loss?

Let me share with you one of the websites I follow. Bodybuilding In this case I shared a post about Muscle toning because is the first approach we all think inmediatly when we read your case. It's ...
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