admin - December 5, 2017
Tight hip flexors are a super common problem for people who sit a lot or do workouts involving a lot of repetitive leg movements. More: https://yurielkaim.com/tight-hip-flexors/
And if you let those muscles remain tight and don’t stretch them, you can set yourself up for muscle imbalances and even low back pain. Doing something as easy as standing up after sitting for a short while can leave you hobbling.
Fortunately there are some simple exercises you can do to loosen up those tight hip flexors, and I’m going to demonstrate a couple of them in this video.
A couple of these exercises use a large heavy-duty elastic band, which you can find on Amazon or at most good sporting goods stores.
They involve a technique I call “flossing.” You wrap one end of the band around your leg and the other around a sturdy support. You can use the tension against your leg created by the band to help deepen the stretch in a technique called reciprocal inhibition.
The other stretch involves using a piece of furniture, such as a couch to support your leg, allowing you to more safely expand the stretch.
If you add these stretches into your daily routine they will make a big difference in your hip flexors. They’re also great to add to your workout recovery program.
Want more tips to feel more limber, or to round out your workout recovery routine? Be sure to check out these videos: http://bit.ly/YuriWorkoutRecovery
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