The hips are such a vital area when it comes to everyday movements and athletics. That is why I wanted to devote an entire series on exploring related topics concerning maintaining optimal performance and resilience. Even if you think, “my hips are fine, I don’t need this,” please realize that the hips have a big impact on the knee, lower body mechanics and lumbar spine health. Therefore, I cannot overstate their importance!
In today’s video, and future videos, we will go more in-depth about self-assessment, flexibility, neuromuscular activation, strength vs. stability, and multi-planar movement. Be sure to click here first and watch ‘The Hips Don’t Lie Series’ Trailer. I hope you enjoy the content! And, please comment below with any questions or comments.
So, your hips are tight and you need to know how to improve range of motion, right?
Over the years, I have found some stretches to be more beneficial than others. With that being said, being intentional to address your individual limitations is important. That is why I highly recommend watching the video on self-assessing hip flexibility in this series first.
In the following video, you will learn 3 beneficial hip stretches that address tightness in the hip flexor/quad, hamstring, and adductor (groin). Because the hip is a ball and socket joint, having adequate range of motion in a variety of planes is important.
Be sure to keep an eye out for other videos in ‘The Hips Don’t Lie’ series!
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART