Psoas

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Psoas Exercise 1


Stretch: Psoas Major, Iliacus
Activate: Abdominals, Gluteus Maximus, Hamstrings

ROM: 30 degrees


In this exercise, we strengthen the glutes by lifting against gravity. Focus on maintaining neutral spine throughout the range of movement. Avoid allowing the hip to turn out, instead favoring internal rotation of the working leg.


Psoas Exercise 2


Stretch: Psoas Major, Iliacus
Activate: Abdominals, Gluteus Maximus, Hamstrings

ROM: 30 degrees


This classic hip flexor mobilization is enhanced through correct set-up and execution of the active stretch. Note, the non-exercising knee starts behind the ankle and finishes stacked above the ankle in the stretch position. Avoid compensation in which the non- exercising knee tracks forward of the ankle.


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