Sitting all day can create some seriously tight hip flexors. Add to that ALL the squats and violent hip extension as well as some cycling or hiking, your hips will get seriously tight. Being Boulder is tough. #thestruggleisreal
Feeling tightness in our pockets when we sit, squat, or get on the bike is definitely affecting our performance. It can look like lack of explosiveness out of the hole, show up as back discomfort as well as knee pain.
Highly reduced hip mobility creates strain and disfunction in the sacral and lumbar regions of the spine. Rigidity and inflexibility here can wreak havoc locally and continue to travel all the way up to the neck and head. Any one have any tension headaches?!
Here are a few exercises you can do anytime to open those hips in the right way. Have fun following Tom!!
“It’s a backbend people”
Lie with your back and feet flat against the ground; knees are bent; hands by side or on chest.
Squeeze glutes and lift your belly towards the sky being sure to SQUEEZE YOUR GLUTES at the top!
Similar to the glutes bridge but on all fours, squeeze your glutes and push the pelvis toward the ceiling as high as you can!
*Note*if you have shoulder injuries this may not be for you
Please ask Wendy or any of the coaching staff for help with movement execution.