Ask Ann: Why Do My Hips Pop And Snap?

Ask Ann

Hi Ann!

Thank you for your post on snapping knees.

I got a question about odd popping/snapping senses in my personal hip.

I got an issue that happens sometimes with a weird feeling of muscle or a tendon rubbing my hip joint over on one side whenever I run or walk. In addition, it makes a snapping or popping sound.

It does feel odd and occasionally makes me hesitate when I ‘m performing specific exercises, although it does not cause pain.

Is this something I should get checked out? Is there anything I may do to prevent this weirdness?

Thanks so much,


Thank you for writing, Julianna.

This really is really a standard problem that I get questions about, so I am happy to address it!

First, let us begin with all the human body of the hip. The hip is a ball and socket joint, with the “ball” being formed by the head of the femur as well as the “socket” being the acetabulum of the pelvis.

It’s a more secure, deeper joint than the shoulder, and is surrounded by muscles that hold the ball in the socket, along with go the hip in all ways.

Top 5 Nutrition Myths: Busted

Top 5 Nutrition Myths

Despite years of research and top quality science, the area of nutrition continues to be riddled with thinking that is defective.

Many folks believe that since they eat, they have to be specialists in nourishment.

Nevertheless, it is not actually their fault if their reasoning isn’t right. A lot of folks get their nourishment ideas from the news and it appears that their minds alter nearly as frequently as people change their socks – that’s largely accurate.

You read that eggs supply you with heart disease, the following day you discover that they are really good for you, one day.

What is a man to believe?

The best thing would be to think like your great grandparents in regards to food. What do I mean by that?

Well, in case your great grandparents would not recognize the nutrition or food guidance, then it is likely not good for you.

A different way is the fact that if you did not really see animal or a food produce raised or being grown, there is most probably something unhealthy about it – whether it’s pesticides, antibiotics or hormones added.

How To Do A Bent Press

How To Do A Bent Press

‘m gonna be frank with you: There actually are not too many movements that I do not enjoy to do in the fitness center with any toy I ‘ve at my disposal (barbells, Valslides, kettlebells, dumbbells, you name it). It is generally reminiscent of an episode of Oprah’s favorite things around Movement Minneapolis: “YOU get a kettlebell swing!” “YOU get a barbell deadlift!” “YOU get a Valside hamstrings curl!”

But if I must narrow it down, if you are gonna make me, it is the more unusual raises (Jefferson deadlift, anyone?) that truly catch my heart. And that brings us to one of the very delightfully unusual upper body strength moves I Have ever encountered: the bent press.

Bent Over Backwards
The bent press goes back, way back, to old time strongman (and strongwomen) contests. It was viewed as ways to press — a little misnomer, which I’ll describe in a moment — a tremendous number of weight overhead, ideal for the strongpeople in traveling circus shows performing. A fairly rad connected narrative: A strongwoman named Kate Brumbach, otherwise called The Great Sandwina, used to bent press her 165-pound husband overhead.

The bent press lives on now as a well- upper-body to grow strength, core strength, and even leg strength enhance thoracic freedom. I say well-honored because it is aerodynamic lift that entails a reasonable level of ability: Practice makes perfect with the bent press. You dig?

Get Bent
Ok, so here’s the interesting part about the bent press: You do not really press the weight up, you get yourself down underneath it. It is a cousin of the windmill, a rotational motion, and you will find the weight does not move up substantially, if at all, when you are looking carefully.