Tight Hips May Be Causing Your Low Back Pain… If So, This Can Help!

Also a great warm-up for lower-body exercises!

June 10, 2019

When people have low back pain in 2019, it’s commonly a result of their hips not moving enough. If you sit a lot and have low back pain, moving your hips through their full range of motion like this may be helpful.

Obviously I’m not a doctor or a physical therapist, but as a personal trainer, I often have people do this at the beginning of a lower body workout. It’s certainly a great warm-up to help your squats, lunges, and deadlifts feel better; which is why I'm sharing it for #MobilityMonday.

In some cases, we also see it improve low back pain quite a bit. When that happens, I ask the person if they think it would be beneficial as a daily ritual. Whether they actually do it daily or not, is up to them.

That’s how I coach, and it’s how I blog. As usual, I’m not here to tell you what to do. I’m just sharing what I know, and what I see help people. If you want to see if it can help you too, awesome! You’re in control here.

5 SLOW & CONTROLLED circles in each direction on each leg is a great starting point.

And now on a totally unrelated note, this awesome song by Gorod popped into my head tonight so I’m sharing some groovy “tropical” metal from France because it’s my blog and I do what I want.

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Matt Koch

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