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Do You Have Hip Problems?

Hey FitRanXers,

Have you ever had a hip problem?

If you think only elderly people have hip problems, your wrong.

Hip issues are very common in highly active people as well.


The most common cause for this is overuse or a muscle imbalance.

A lot of you may not know that I was in a wheelchair for 3 months at exactly this time last year.

Going to Christmas parties in that thing was a blast:-)

My hip actually popped out of place because of a muscle imbalance.

The muscle imbalance in my hip actually came from a back injury I received from my time in the Marines.

This was my ride for 3 months.

This was my ride for 3 months.

Back in 2005, I had to have surgery on my back.

My L4-L5 had herniated over 50% of the disk.

So the neurosurgeon had to go in a scrap out the part of the disk that was herniated.

The only problem was, the doctors made me wait 4 months before they got me in for surgery.

This caused irreversible nerve damage because the disk had trapped the nerve so severely that I was receiving no nerve activity down my left leg.

Once the doctor scrapped out half of my L4-L5, I gained a lot of feeling back in my left leg.

disc problems

I still had nerve damage, but at least I could function again.

I had to learn how to work out around my injury.

I had to learn how to run different to eliminate the compression in my spin.

I also had to incorporate back therapy into every workout I did.

I did not realize how much of a muscle imbalance my back injury caused until my hip popped out.

After this experience, I found out that I have to work my left leg 3 times as hard as my right to keep the muscle imbalance in check.

So this video today is dedicated to Keith, one of my Marine buddies who is having some hip problems as we speak.

This is the hip therapy routine I did almost everyday until I recovered.

I know a lot of people out there get real depressed and just want to quite everything once they get an injury.


You have to fight through it.

There is always a way to make it better.

You just have to have the WILL to stand back up and fight through it.

So, if you are one of those people out there that has a injury and just don’t know what to do to beat it.

Let me know.

I can help you –

Ran to the top of Mt Baldy after back surgery

Ran to the top of Mt Baldy after back surgery

Stay Motivated,

Sgt Rians

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