When i was out of commision all of last year with my hip flexor injury the "Tensor Fasciae Latae" Muscle was one of the muscles i believe i injured. What do you all think about this exersise for strengthening. Then maybee we can talk about some stretches to go along with it.
THE TENSOR FASCIAE LATAE MUSCLE: The strengthening of this muscle is often ignored. However, it is very important in the development of maximum leg speed. The role of the Tensor Fasciae Latae is to tighten the Fascia Lata. What the h— is the Fascia Lata, you ask. To quote Keith L. Moore's 'Clinically Oriented Anatomy', Third Edition, page 386 "—, it (the Tensor Fasciae Latae) tightens the Fascia Lata, thereby enabling the thigh muscles to act with more power." Question answered—-
STRENGTHENING THE TENSOR LATAE: Sit on the floor with the legs flat and with the torso erect. Lift one foot about 10 inches above the floor, rotate the toes as far toward the opposite foot as possible, then slowly move the raised foot across the other leg while keeping the toes pulled-up and pointed to the side. Next, return the foot to the original position bringing the toes to the vertical position and keeping the foot/lower leg from touching the floor. Do as many of these as comfortable and then switch to the other leg. Initially, you may only accomplish ten of these, but keep building onto the base. Elite sprinters will do 200! You will be able to feel it working the front/outside hip as it also works the Sartorius. The Sartorius is the longest muscle in the body and acts to flex and stabilize the hip joint. The strength of this muscle is important in hurdling.
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