The top 5 stretches for tight hips. Increase your mobility and reduce back pain!
Sam shows you the best stretches you can do at home to reduce tightness, improve mobility and reduce pain around the hip complex.
What is the problem we are facing?
Sam explains the issue we’re having working from home at the moment and spending more time in a seated position. The longer your body is in a seated position the tighter your hips become. Specifically we’re talking about tightness in the anterior (front facing) part of the hips. Which in turn leads to weakness in the posterior areas (hamstrings and glutes). This can lead to a whole host of unwanted side effects including lower back pain.
How do we fix this?
- Inhibit the right muscles (foam rolling etc)
- Lengthen the tight muscles – this is stretching which is covered in the video
- Strengthen the weak muscles. In this case we’d look at strengthening the glutes
- Integrate this into a global movement. (Fully body movement like a bodyweight squat).
So watch this video and do these 5 best hip stretches on a daily basis to help reduce the impact of all this sitting down we’re doing!