How to Stretch Extremely Tight Hips (In just 5 Minutes)! Part II
Tight hips. It’s an all-too-common ailment associated with modern lifestyles that have us sitting for hours on end—at work and at home. As a result, it’s natural to want to stretch out, “free” or open up our hips. Stretching tight muscles (as good as this may feel), however, is often not the best solution. In this two-part mini series, Margot McKinnon, M.Ed, takes you through some of the best exercises for hip tension and discomfort. In part two we focus on exercises that help stabilize the hip joint and leave you feeling more agile and limber.
Step 1: Lying on your side with knees bent, lift top leg slightly and then slowly turn the knee up and then back to parallel with bottom leg. Repeat several times and then switch and repeat on other side.
Step 2: Kneeling on all fours with slight dip in lower back, reach one leg back and lift it up and down, keeping spine neutral. Repeat on other side.
Step 3: Lying flat on your back with knees bent, lift one knee to table top position and then lower back down. Repeat 3 times and then switch to other side.
Step 4: Starting in same position as step 3, extend one leg out, lift and lower. Repeat 3 times and then switch to other side.
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