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Hip Mobility Exercises

Essential Movements For Healthy Hips

Begin with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart and gently drop down into a comfortable squat. Allow yourself a few seconds or more to sit in this position to stretch your hip capsules. Read more

 

3 Stretches For Better Hip Mobility

The idea is to take our hips through internal rotation, external rotation, and then a deep general stretch that includes the glutes and the connective tissue fascia that ties in with the lower back.

All 3 stretches can be held for as long as is comfortable. Read more

 

An Introduction to 90/90 Hip Mobility Exercises

90/90 hip mobility work is highly effective for improving functional range of motion of your hip joints.

Before beginning 90/90 work, I suggest warming up your spine, particularly your lower spine, as sitting in the 90/90 position can put some strain on your spine and surrounding soft tissues, and thoroughly warming up your back will decrease risk of straining muscles and ligaments in and around your spine. Read more

 

Daily Release For Tight Hips

For those looking to address or prevent hip pain and stiffness without having to get on the ground, this is a simple and highly effective way of improving hip health daily. Read more

 

A Simple Hip Opening Movement - Helpful For Preventing Hip Dysfunction and Degeneration

Just as we can improve shoulder mobility by extending our arms upward while keeping them in the same plane as our trunk, we can improve hip mobility with a similar setup. Read more

 

How to Strengthen Your Hips and Core

For those interested in preserving hip health and mobility, this is a compound movement that I can suggest working at - it's more challenging than basic hip swivel work, but is an excellent way of combining hip, core, and upper body conditioning. Read more

 

How to Open Up Tight Hips

For those struggling with hip pain and stiffness, this is a simple stretch that I recommend doing daily.

This is best done with a strong resistance band - I prefer one made of a fabric-like material like this: Fabric Resistance Band Read more

 

How to Lengthen Your Hip Flexors for Optimal Hip and Back Health

This is a look at how to lengthen hip flexors - keeping hip flexors at an optimal length allows for optimal hip mobility, and in those with a history of tight hip flexors, stretching them often leads to improvement in back health. Read more

 

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