Hip Hinge VS Squat – who is going to win?
Sergei Karaliou from will take you through Hip Hinge VS Squat video. You will get the clarity and functional implementation for each of those fundamental movements.
This video will help you to dial in correct range of motion during Squatting and Hip Hinging Patterns.
It is essential to perform those patterns in proper way for best training results and your safety.
There is a difference in training squatting pattern for strength and conditioning or for mobility purposes.
In Hip Hinge VS Squat tutorial we cover that as well.
Both patterns have to be practiced with neutral back so make sure you promote it while training under load.
Squat considered to be deep knee bend with deep hip fold. Performed with your feet flat and your back neutral. Foot stance has options – the most common slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
When practicing squat for strength and conditioning – go for the range of motion that allows your back to stay in neutral position all the time .
When mobility is main skill that you work on with squat – practice with relatively light or no weight. Achieve the best range of motion and back could be slightly rounded.
Hip Hinging Pattern
Hip hinging is slight kneed bend with deep hip fold. Bend your knees as long as your hips keep moving back (like you trying to reach for rear wall).
Always back in neutral position! Hip Hinge is the great foundation for any fitness and athletic program!
So who is the winner here – they both have place in your regime. However the volume of hinges should be more for optimal performance.
One of my mentors used to say :
“Own the squat – practice hinge!” – nice and simple.
Happy Squatting and Hinging to you!