Stretching the hip flexors
Updated: Sep 5, 2019
Working here stretching the hip flexors. This is a notoriously tight and over active area in many people due to sitting a lot at work, in the car, etc. Tight hip flexors can cause a lot of issues with mobility and range of motion and the ability to do some exercises in the right form using the right muscles as the body will compensate for the tight hip flexors. This will alter the way the exercise is done and the body will start to recruit the wrong muscles. Over time it can even lead to a injury.
What I’m doing here is a stretch I learned from strength coach Tony Gentilcore. We are engaging the glutes on the side of the back leg on the ground. This helps posteriorly (back or rear) tilt the pelvis and you just slowly move the body forward a little holding the stretch for 30 seconds or so. It's a very small movement forward and looking here we may be even moving a bit too far forward. It's that small of a movement forward and doesn't take much movement forward (and few inches) to stretch the area. #stretching #flexibility #hipflexorstretch #hipflexors #glutes #pelvis #muscle #mobility #lasvegas #personaltrainer #strengthcoach #fitnesscoach #fitnesstrainer #fitness #gym