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Healing the Hips

Written on January 1, 2008 at 3:27 pm, by Eric Cressey

Ask any powerlifter what his most important joint is, and he’ll promptly answer “the hips.” The hips provide strength and stability in all three lifts. If you’re weak at the hips, you’re not going to do much on the platform. The same goes for all other athletes. The posterior chain is crucial for athletic success.

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4 Responses to “Healing the Hips”

  1. James Battiston Says:

    This article doesn’t seem to have a working link. Is it possible to still find the article somewhere? Thanks!

  2. Eric Cressey Says:

    Here you go, James!


  3. Peter lucey Says:

    Great article, I have constant hip problems but it’s more in the alignment where my left hip sits higher and it leads to awkward squat movement and back pain, do you have an article that could help with these issues?

  4. Eric Cressey Says:


    This article is a good start:


    Also, check out http://www.posturalrestoration.com to find someone near you who can help.



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