If You Sit A Lot, Try This Out For Happier Hips

Also good for warm-ups in the gym or on the obstacle course!

April 12, 2019

Today’s #FridayFlow is here to help you loosen your hips up (they get tight from poor posture/sitting a bunch), and to activate your butt muscles known as “glutes” (they get inactive from poor posture/sitting a bunch).

This sequence would be good as a daily standalone, or as part of a warmup in the gym. It is also the sequence I will go through before running and jumping through a Spartan Race this weekend. The human body is wild like that. Controlled hip mobility and glute activation are a good idea for all of us.

Stay in control of your body and keep your movements as smooth as possible. Slower is better here.

This drill is made up of 90-90's and a psoas stretch that we've gone over in the past, here's some more in-depth reminders.

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Have fun and do your best,

Matt Koch

Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach (American Council on Exercise; Precision Nutrition)