In my diagnostic test he found that although my flexibility is really good for a runner (yay - I've got to take my wins when I get them) my hips are pretty weak. He can tell that's there's definitely "something wrong" with the top of my quad/lower hip- but it's mainly just because you can't pound out double digit runs regularly with such weak glutes... go figure right?
It's been good because I can feel myself getting stronger, but it's also frustrating not running. He had me run for 10 minutes on the treadmill on Monday and it was the first time I've run since LA Marathon with just "discomfort" instead of pain. It was like "yay I can run for 10 minutes... now how about 4 more hours??"
|ha! I wish|
Here are some links to help with the unfamiliar exercises...
Side Step with Resistance Band (I couldn't find a video for this one so here's a photo from Vega Sports)
Resistance Band Abductor Pull
Resistance Band Standing Kick Backs
Single Leg Sit to Stand
I hope you find these exercises as helpful as I have been!