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Discussion: Hip

in: Career Move; Career Move > 2016-08-07

Aug 9, 2016 8:00 AM # 
Didn't seem to affect you when you were running or were you hiding it?

A little something I noticed when you were paddling is you seem to 'bounce' in the stroke a bit and I wonder if than might be aggravating the hip when in the boat?

You rock back and forth in the stroke to catch the water forwards in your stroke. It *may* be over working your hip flexors a little on a longer paddle.

Just an observation and more to be aware of than go changing anything drastic but worth trying something if on water this week with Peter - 3 things to bear in mind:

(1) don't stretch to reach forward, go as far as your extended arms can go, (B) push with your feet on opposite side of stroke to get power,
(iii) be aware of head movement - forward & back movement = body bobbing
Aug 9, 2016 8:08 AM # 
Could also be the width of the boat. I hit the side on occasion.

Other things
How wide are you hands?
Are you rotating your core with the push off your foot or is your core leading?
Aug 9, 2016 9:38 AM # 
Career Move:
I really don't know anymore with this hip. It's a real nuisance. I had no bother with it all year but the few big weeks I did in July have just set it off and the smallest thing is aggravating it at the moment. It wasn't sore in the kayak, just when I got out. It doesn't hurt when I run most of the time but running does make it worse lately. It's only low grade pain so I'll be able to manage it in the race with ibuprofen.

The kayaking is work in progress but I had no back rest on Sunday and the furthest foot rests were too far forward. The one I was using had my legs in a slightly flexed position which wasn't ideal.
Aug 9, 2016 9:46 AM # 
Ah yes forgot the lack of seat positioning. That will be a factor alright.

Once we get the seats set up properly for the 1st stage - worth spending a couple of mins getting 100% right on land before hitting the water - we'll be in a better position for the long stage :)

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