Here are 5 progressions with Core-Tex to hit the tissue of the posterior hip along multiple vectors like only Core-Tex can. Each of these variations of the popular "Figure Four" stretch has its own benefits and can be suitable for users of all abilities.
Limited internal hip rotation has been associated with lower back pain as the lumbar spine is subjected to rotational motions it is not designed for. Using Core-Tex in a functionally loaded position, can produce immediate results in internal hip rotation range of motion.
Take the omni directional, reactive platform of Core-Tex and target the glutes in a completely different way. Using just body weight, bands and the challenge of Core-Tex, your glutes will be on fire with these reactive moves. Guaranteed!
Pairing the omni-directional motion of Core-Tex with the vibration of Power Plate during a glute bridge/hip thrust allows for the movement of the torso to create variability to the joints and muscles during the exercise. This version of this popular exercise is great for challenging the posterior chain in novel ways.
There are so many benefits to the unrestricted rotational component to Core-Tex, especially for rotational athletes. But one application often overlooked is the influence the motion of Core-Tex will have on a ground-based limb.
This demo uses the basic mechanics of a golf swing to highlight how the athlete can promote improved hip rotation on the fixed leg. Core-Tex guides the movement on the ground based leg by rotating with the contralateral limb in contact with Core-Tex.
Hip mobility is a big concern for most. Finding a strategy that works in ways that nothing else does can be a game changer. This hip/groin mobilization move takes full advantage of all the available vectors of Core-Tex to target the tissue in areas you may have never explored before.
Similar to ourhalf kneeling version, the standing version puts more emphasis on the single joint tissue and allows us to integrate the ankle and to some extent the rear foot. Follow along to understand the best ways to maximize this mobility move.
Take a "known" exercise to the reactive environment of Core-Tex and you get a much more comprehensive experience. This version of the Curtsy Lunge can be used as a gentle mobility warm-up or ramped to a high-intensity reactive exercise. With the transverse plane motion of Core-Tex, you get:
1. Rotational demand on the glute/hip complex
2. The need to accelerate, decelerate and re-accelerate rotation from the hip
3. Challenge rotational stability at the knee as the foot and lower move faster and arrive earlier and stay later than the hip
4. Thoracic spine rotational mobility as the upper body is fixed while pelvis rotates below.
5. Reactive variability at all involved joints as each repetition is different based on the motion of Core-Tex.
The Glute Bridge aka Hip Bridge or Hip Thrust is a very popular and effective exercise. This sagittal plane movement is great for targeting the posterior chain. But what happens when you "super-size" the demand on the posterior hip by driving variable vector forces into the hip from the torso motion on Core-Tex? A completely unique challenge to the neuro-muscular system for stability and strength gains not found with any other product. Add a familiar tool you are probably already using to further vary the environment.
We have the honor of sharing with you some hip rehab applications sent to us by physical therapist Bryce Taylor. Bryce shares with us:
"I have a unique opportunity to capture overhead views at my clinic and for the Core-Tex, this makes sense. I've been working with this gentleman for several hip-related cases to restore functional mobility and return him to competitive distance running. He has had surgeries for labral tears and hip impingement. In this case, the Core-Tex has aided in self-administered and guided multi-planar end range of motion of the hip and lower kinetic chain. I like that they can freely explore within the limits of their own subjective boundaries and that, I believe, can have more impact than passive motion."
We often refer to mobility as the secret weapon of the Core-Tex®. And if you have ever had the opportunity to go through some of the motions and principles described below. You know exactly what we’re talking about.
The science is there behind the amazing response you get from using the Core-Tex and reactive training for your mobility work. The concept of using subtle, oscillating motions in combination with Core-Tex achieves unique neurophysiological and vector variable, mechanical benefits.