Here’s an advanced technique for stretching the hip flexors and front hip joint. Using a resistance band to apply an anterior glide to the upper thigh bone adds a super stretch to the the hip flexors and the front hip capsule. Great technique for runners and athletes who are looking to really open up the front hip and hip flexor muscles. [click to continue…]
This is a modified pigeon pose used in Yoga to open up the hips. It stretches the pyriformis, hip joint, glutes, etc. This stretch is a must for runners with iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral problems and other running related knee injuries. Not only is this exercise effective it can be done by anyone using a chair or table. Athletes and runners should make this stretch a regular part of their flexibility routine. [click to continue…]
Stretch out those hamstrings so you can move easier and reduces chances of low back injury and running related injuries. In the modern world most people sit for long hours resulting in tight hamstrings which restricts proper movement. Hamstrings are group of three muscles that sit on the back of the thigh. They cross two joints, the hip and the knee…and their function is to bend the knee and extend the hip. Hamstring tightness can increase risk of injury and impairs optimal performance for athletes. [click to continue…]
Use your couch for opening up the front hip and leg muscles. This is an advanced stretch technique which targets the front of the hip, hip flexors, quadriceps and anterior tibialis muscles. Great stretch for runners and athletes or anyone looking to open up the hip from too much sitting and biking. [click to continue…]
Easy hip stretch to open up the hip joint and muscles. I am really emphasizing hip openers for anyone looking to improve their running performance. This is a great stretch that stretches both hips in multiple planes and specially great for opening up the hip joint for better movement and function. A must after you finish your run or other athletic activities.
Most of us sit too much and over time tend to get stiffer and stiffer through the hips often leading to lots of problems like low back pain, knee pain, sacroiliac joint pain, hip pain, etc. You don’t need anything fancy, I am using a picnic bench and it works great. [click to continue…]