Equipment needed: 1. Foam Roller. 2. Padded Mat. 3. Something to put your back leg up against for a couch stretch end-range isometric technique such as a wall, couch, bench, or box. Today is all about the hip flexors. There is a 99% that you spend way too much time sitting. This can lead to tight hip flexors as well as other tight areas of your body. We are going to fix that today. Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your hip flexors and upper body.
We are starting off with a muscle/fascia release technique for one of your main hip flexor muscles which is the rectus femoris. This muscle is also your middle quad muscle. Next we are working on an end-range couch stretch rotation technique for your hip flexors including your psoas major, tensor fascia latae aka TFL, and rectus femoris. There is an easier and harder version of this technique. For the easier version you will want to keep your front knee down on the ground. For the harder version you will want to come up into a half kneeling position with your front foot on the ground. We are finishing up with a great upper body/ core stretch and activation movement we call Around The Worlds. Focus on exploring as much range of motion as possible. The movement should be happening through your core muscles that surround your torso.
Your hip flexors and upper body are now ready for anything! Take a mental note on how different you feel after today’s routine. This will give you motivation to stay consistent with your daily Movement Vault, no matter how busy you are.
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