Welcome to movement pattern number two, the hurdle step!
This pattern demonstrates stability and control from a single leg stance as well as mobility and stability in the hips, knees, and ankles. Athletes must control their pelvis and core throughout the pattern balancing as they initiate each step.
Based off this test, we can uncover…
– Limited single leg stability
– Limited step leg mobility
– Maximum flexion and extension of both hips
– Asymetric hip mobility and stability
Those who score a “1” or less need to avoid…
– Single leg work and full get ups
These folks can “green light” certain exercises that do not add dysfunctional movement to the weak pattern which include…
– the half get-up, half kneeling chop and lift, suitcase deadlifts and upper body work