Move your hips: 4 dynamic stretches to unlock your hips
A lot of internet chatter centers on hip strength. Although hip strength is important, it is vital to balance strength with mobility despite which muscle group we are targeting. During COVID times, a plague of prolonged sitting is wreaking havoc on our muscles and joints. As I write this, I am sitting on a kitchen dining chair: the queen of ergonomic office chairs, as you can imagine. When it comes to sitting too long in poor posture I am guilty as charged. To pay for my transgressions, I’ve put together a four-part stretch routine so we can begin reversing built up hip tightness and return to fluid running and effective strength training.
You’ll notice this routine includes dynamic stretches instead of long holds, so feel free to use these as a warm up to running when your hips are particularly tight!