Hips don’t lie – sitting all day wreaks havoc on your hips, no doubt about that. Almost everybody struggles with tight hips, from runners to cyclists, deskbound bloggers to dancers. Show your hips some love with these four stretches to increase your flexibility, reduce discomfort and prevent injury.
Your hip flexors, the muscles at the front of your hips, can get extremely tight after long hours of sitting at your desk or in your car. Or that soreness you feel after a lower body workout, sounds familiar? Great hip flexibility not only allows your body a full range of motion, it prevents putting a load of pressure on your lower back and you’ll be able to move more and do deeper squats!
These moves will stretch your hip flexors, hamstrings, inner thighs and glutes! Trust me, you’ll feel so good after these stretches! Remember to keep your core tight and breathe.