A LOT of people have stiff hips.
Stiff hips can cause knee pain, low back pain and many other problems.
We have tight hips because we sit too much.
Here are some clips from a recent mobility workshop at the gym.
Give these a try and get some of the rust out of those joints and muscles.
11 Hip Mobility Drills
1. Open the Door
2. Hip Flexor Stretch
3. Quad and Hip Flexor Stretch
4. Foot elevated, feet parallel, reach for the floor
5. 3 Way Staggered Hip Stretch
6. Sumo Hip Stretch
7. The Frogger Groin Stretch
8. Advanced 1 leg frogger
9. Seated Internal Hip Rotation
10. Z Sit Torso Circles
11. 3 Way Glute Stretch
The goal of these hip mobility drills is to loosen up the muscles in the hip area, so you can move more freely and avoid unnecessary pain or injury in the knees, hips or back.
As you perform these hip mobility drills, some may be harder than others. That is normal.
If one of the drills is very easy, then you do not need to add that drill to your exercise list.
The drills that are difficult are the ones that you need to work on and over time, they will become easier and you will move more efficiently.
We hope you find these drills useful!
Please let us know if you have any questions, by leaving a comment below.
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