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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. 
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.

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 our half 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. 

Stability or physio balls are great. But sometimes they are a pain and sometimes there are better options for certain populations. Watch how effective combining the BOSU and Core-Tex are at creating a novel and effective seated exercise 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."

Bryce Taylor PT, MS

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.

A recent research article on Core-Tex in the International Journal of Research in Exercise Physiology looked at flexibility as one of the four components of fitness utilizing Core-Tex.  Improvements were clearly seen post Core-Tex intervention.

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.