Foam rolling is a great way to help loosen the muscles in an area that is feeling tight. Tight hips or quads will benefit from this particular type of rolling seen in the video. Please note the regression and progressions that Phil demonstrates. We recommend starting with a low intensity method and progress if you feel you could use more pressure on the muscles.
The front of the hip is a tricky area to stretch. Setting up in the proper position is critical.
Key points to focus on:
✔️ FRONT LEG: knee over ankle
✔️ BACK LEG: knee stacked under hip, shoulder and ear
✔️ PELVIC POSITION: Contract back leg, bum(glute), and abs to tuck your tailbone underneath you
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The front of the hip is a tricky area to stretch. Setting up in the proper position is critical. 🔑 points ✔️ FRONT LEG: knee over ankle ✔️ BACK LEG: knee stacked under hip, shoulder and ear ✔️ PELVIC POSITION: Contract back leg, bum(glute), and abs to tuck your tailbone underneath you #hipflexors #hipflexorstretch #tighthips #tighthipflexors #mobility #hipmobility #chiropractic
Gluteal muscles (our bum muscles) are often tight from a specific workout, activity or from long durations sitting. When these muscle are tight they make it harder for our hip and pelvic joints to move correctly. Therefore, it is crucial to continually work on them to keep them loose. Check out these videos where Dr. Sly demonstrates how to foam roll these muscles to help loosen them up.
In this video, Dr. Sly demonstrates how to increase hip internal rotation. This range of motion is often forgotten when stretching but is very important. Other areas of your body, such as the joints in your lower back, have to compensate if you have limited hip internal rotation. This could lead to possible injury and decrease your chances of optimal performance.
Ok guys, now that you have mastered the hip flexor stretch, check out Paul Vaillancourt showing you how to progress the stretch. Using a band you can create distraction to the joint and the other structures at the front of your hip.
As always any questions please direct them to Paul or Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this post, we go over one of the most important stretches, the hip flexor stretch. Check out the video on some key areas to focus on to get a more effective hip flexor stretch. As well, below are some key points to ensure you are doing the stretch correctly. As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Enjoy.