I can tell you that the #1 most common issue I see people struggle with is tight hip flexors (tight psoas muscle). It can be really painful and annoying because it puts a roadblock between you and the active things you love…
…like getting up out of your chair after you’ve been sitting for a while and you feel the front of the hips scream with tightness!
…or getting stopped in your tracks while running.
…or maybe at the most inopportune time; while doing squats!
Regardless of the cause…we all do the same thing to try and get it to go away.
You stretch them, you stretch them some more, and then you stretch them even more but no matter what, they never loosen up.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
In today’s coaching I’m going to show you the most simple and effective way to relieve those tight hip flexors for good. I know it’s going to be a complete game changer for you so hit “play” and let’s get started!
WHAT CAUSES TIGHT HIP FLEXORS
When it comes to tight hip flexors, what most don’t realize is that, the tightness you’re experiencing is caused by a lack of strength in the tissue and it’s not something stretching will fix.
You can’t stretch your way out of tightness friends!
HOW TO RELIEVE & PREVENT TIGHT HIP FLEXORS
I know that strengthening tight tissue may sound a little crazy because our intuition tells us to stretch something if it feels tight but you actually have to strengthen the tissue in its most vulnerable state…which is when it’s lengthened. When this happens, your tissue actually calms down and releases tightness and knots.
This is the missing ingredient, so in today’s exercise we’ll use the classic hip flexor stretch but add our secret strength sauce to it, to eliminate that tightness.
You technically don’t need any equipment for this, but if you do have chair or even a sturdy foam roller it helps with balance.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
If you found today's coaching helpful and want the full system to unlock tight, sticky hips…including those hip flexors… then I’d definitely recommend checking out the Healthy Hips 10 Day Challenge where you get step-by-step instruction on what to do and when. Hope to see you inside!
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ABOUT COACH MATT PIPPIN
Matt is a Strength and Mobility Coach with over 15 years experience in his field and has coached over a thousand professional, collegiate and everyday athletes with the goal to help them move, feel and perform at their highest level. He's incredibly passionate about bringing simple and effective online mobility training programs to everyone who wants to take control of their self care and make lasting change. CLICK HERE to learn more.
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Level 3: Fascial Stretch Specialist
Level 1: Institute of Motion Health Coach
Certified FRC Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
Level 1 Kinstretch Instructor
Weck Method Qualified