Monday, March 30, 2015

Mobility Monday: Open Up Your Hips for Better Squatting and Helping LBP

This is a Mobility Monday I can personally relate to.  After years of jumping, planting, rotating and everything in-between on my hips my range of motion (ROM) is ok at best.  Combine all these things with lifting, working out and then sitting for a majority of my day in class or at work it is a recipe for
loss in any rotation of the hips.

The video shows some great ways to help mobilize the "deep" tissues of your hips and find some ranges of motion that are hard to find when you traditionally stretch.  I've personally been able to get into a deep squat (not even close before) using some of these techniques and it has definitely helped my hips and back feel better just by restoring some lost ROM.  Still a long way to go.

Credit to Kelly Starrett

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