Excerpt from "How to Regain and Maintain Hip Mobility" by Mark Sisson
If you own a set of hips, the ability to traverse their full range of motion will improve your life in many ways. They are the fulcrum upon which most activity depends. Treat them well, keep them well lubed and tuned up, and you will reap the benefits and reduce your chance of injury. That much is pretty clear by now.
So, how do you do it? How do you get hip mobility, and how do you maintain it?
Soft Tissue Work
- Foam Roll Your IT Band (Outer Thigh)
- Foam Roll Your Hip Adduuctors (Inner Thighs)
- Foam Roll Your Hamstring
- Squat Stands
- Mountain Climbers
- Hip Thrusts
Exercises That Support (and Require) Hip Mobility
Once you’re comfortable with your level of hip engagement, try some of these exercises. You’ll be amazed at how crucial the hips are in pretty much everything.
- Box Jumps
- Kettlebell Swings
For more from this article, and video demonstrations of the movements and drills, click here.
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