This BD Beta continues with the theme of keeping your knees healthy on the downhill. Joe Grant and DPT Esther Smith discuss the importance of hip control to improve not only the health of your knees, but also your power while running in the mountains.

Video: Kipp Schorr

Hip control to Major Tom? Episode 4 of the BD Beta series distills some key concepts that can help save your knees in mountain terrain. The hip/pelvis is our "powerhouse"; learning how to control and mobilize this region is essential for maintaining healthy knees while improving power and longevity over all the miles. Explore the unsung heroes of your posterior and lateral hip muscle system to unload your knees and quiet down those bossy hip flexors.  
Esther Smith