Open Up your Hips!
We’ve addressed the hip flexors in previous videos. We’ve rolled around on tennis and lacrosse balls to help open them up. In good news, we’ve just found another way to actively pin and stretch those muscles.
Start from a prone position (on your stomach). Place the tennis or lacrosse ball on the front of your hip, just inside the bony landmark (called your ASIS). Start by rolling around on the ball, looking for tighter spots, and spending about 20-30 seconds loosening up. Our new movement comes after a few minutes of rolling.
If you’re working on your right hip flexors, stack your right foot on top of your left, so that your right toes are resting on your left heel. Slowly straighten your right knee to put yourself in a position of hip extension. Do 15-20 movements.
This is great to do after a long day of sitting in the office, before going for a run…OR, if you’ve spent five hours in the saddle on the bike and feel locked up.