Mobility and Movement, Session 2: Yoga and Mobility for Front Rack Flexibility
The Hip is the most mobile joint in your body. It connects with every other part of your body including your shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles and feet.
If it were not flexible then you would have no way to move around freely without assistance from another person or even a chair!
If you are looking for some tips on how to stretch your hips, here they are:
1) Stretch Your Knees first before moving onto your Elbows.
2) Do Not Pull Up On Your Shoulders When You Are Stretching Them.
3) Keep Your Feet Flat On The Ground At All Times While Stretching Your Hips.
4) Try To Use A Foam Roller For Best Results.
5) Start With One Side And Then Work Your Way Around.
Mobility and Movement, Session 3: Functional Exercises for Hip Mobility and Flexibility
Functional Exercises for Hip Mobility and Flexibility
What Is Functional Exercise?
Hip flexor stretches are a great way to stretch out your hip flexors. They will make them feel better, which will result in improved range of motion. This, in turn, will allow you to lift heavier weights and gain more strength and size.
1) Warm Up With Some Cardio
Running, jumping rope or anything else that gets your heart rate up is a great way to start your hip flexor routine. A five to ten-minute light jog will do the trick.
2) Stretch Out Your Hips
Hip stretches are the first step to increasing your flexibility. Sit on the ground with one leg extended out in front of you and place your hands at your sides for support.
Slowly lift your back leg up and slowly lower it back down. If this is easy then you can try and bring it inwards towards your body, but never force it as you could injure yourself. Hold each stretch for 15 seconds and do four sets.
3) Exercises To Increase Mobility For Hip Flexibility
Push-ups are a great exercise for loosening up your hip flexors. While doing them, however, you should pay attention to the position of your legs and make sure that they are both straight and aligned with your back.
Try not to allow them to bend or move from that position. If you find that they are moving around too much then place your knees down on the floor and try again.
Sources & references used in this article:
Weight-resistance Yoga: Practicing Embodied Spirituality by M Popov – 2011 – books.google.com
Real men do yoga: 21 star athletes reveal their secrets for strength, flexibility and peak performance by J Capouya – 2003 – books.google.com
Making the Transition to Adulthood through Entrepreneurial Activities and Mobility by YI Musicians – 2016 – nova.newcastle.edu.au