When you think about it, you spend most of your day if not a third of your day sitting, standing and even achieving a workout at ADAPT, right? Would you believe that over time from this consistent pattern and lack of stretching the hip flexor muscles eventually shift to a shortened state, which is what causes this horrible pain. Listed below are some ways to relieve this uncomfortable situation:

  • Kneeling hip flexor stretch
  • Pigeon stretches
  • Spiderman stretches
  • Hip flexor mobilization (lacrosse ball or foam roller)

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For further information ask your coaches at ADAPT!

 

Reference

Winters, M., Blake, C., Trost, J., Marcello-Brinker, T., Lowe, L., Garber, M., & Wainner, R. (2004). Passive versus active stretching of hip flexor muscles in subjects with limited hip extension: a randomized clinical trial. Physical Therapy84(9), 800-807.