Runner’s World: Fix Hip Pain For Good. You can find the original article here.
by Runner’s World
Your core is a complex series of deep muscles around your trunk and pelvis that provides stability when running. Weakness in this system can throw off trunk positioning, stressing the hip joint and overworking certain muscle groups, such as the hip flexors and abductors, says Scott McAfee, PT, DPT, a physical therapist with MovementX and the Formula Running Center in Arlington, Virginia. Increasing your core exercises—such as dead-bugs, planks, and hollow holds—in your routine is also vital. To improve core activation when running and optimize your overall mechanics, he recommends altering your upper body so that you’re leaning slightly forward, up to 10 degrees.