The almighty hip flexors. They can be the epicenter of high performance if your hips are moving well, but can also be the culprit of many issues including low back pain. Let’s get your hip flexors moving the way they should be moving.
Equipment needed: 1. Foam roller, or mobility ball or lacrosse ball, or kettlebell for the muscle release portion. 2. Padded mat. We have some great hip flexor mobility work today! We are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your hips and ankles.
We are starting off with a muscle/fascia release for your hip flexor muscles, specifically your rectus femoris, which is one of your quad muscles. We are then working on an end-range stretch isometric technique for your hip flexors and hamstrings. The key is to keep your abs and core engaged the entire time as you don’t wont to over extend your low back. Next lunge forward until you feel a stretch in the front of your hip. Now contract your hip flexors as if you are trying to drag your knee forward on the ground. We are finishing up with an end-range stretch isometric technique to increase your ankle dorsiflexion mobility. Dorsiflexion is the movement that you make when you are taking your foot off of a gas pedal and is important for a lot of movements in life and the gym.
You are now that much more awesome after performing this routine. Check in with yourself. How much better are you feeling? How much better are you moving? You are giving your body exactly what it needs!
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