All 4 of these positions were performed in the open-chain position. Today's variation is a closed-chain position which requires a slightly different coordination.
We find this hip mobility variation to be beneficial for people who have trouble balancing on one leg but it is also a great option for expanding body awareness around the hip joint in a position that more closely resembles a closed-gait position.
Closed-Chain Hip Circle
Here's how you perform the drill:
Let's get your hips moving from a standing position. Let us know how it goes!
(Education Credit: this drill is part of a series of mobility drills taught by Z-Health Performance Solutions - a leading educational company in neuro-centric training for pain and performance)
About the Author:
Taylor Kruse, recently featured in Men's Health, is dedicated to empowering you with the truth and tools for improved health and performance.
His inspiration stems from more than 15 years of education and coaching through systems like Zhealth Performance, The Burdenko Method, and various movement practices.
In 2013, he co-founded KRUSE ELITE with girlfriend, Alisha Hale. Both are dedicated to inspiring people, coaches, and trainers into their best health and performance.