Hi everyone! I'm making march the month for mobility, which means every week I'm going to share some exercises that help increase your mobility!
This week I'm starting with improving mobility around the hip. Here are two of my favourite stretches. Hold each stretch for 30 sec, do each side 3 times. If one side is tighter than the other, feel free to do an extra rep or longer hold to help even things out.
Mobile Hips mean less strain on the back and knees
1. Hip Flexor Stretch- keep the hips square and stay up tall (don't lean forward) then shift your body weight forward
2. Figure 4 Stretch
a) Cross one ankle over the opposite knee and press the top thigh away
b) Keep that ankle over knee position and pull the bottom thigh up toward your chest