Improving a Simple Hip Stretch

Our hips can take a beating!!! 

spending prolonged periods of time sat down at your desk, in your car or on your sofa makes the front of your hips feel short and less mobile.

This is a really common hip stretch you often see in the gym, done in two ways. Which one do you think is more effective?

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They both look fairly similar right?

Our winner is... (this only works if you scroll down at a very steady pace.)

 

 

 

 

Stretch 2!!! 

Heres why! 

With Stretch 1, we have a lazy mid-line and an forward tilt of the top of the pelvis which disengages one of our major hip flexors.

 

Stretch 2 is the correction - engage midline / ribs down and tuck the pelvis under ensuring that you squeeze the glute on the kneeling leg.

 

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Make this small change and your hips will thank you! 

#hipsdontlie