The Best Exercises To Relieve Hip Impingement
Are you always getting that pinching feeling right in the front of your hip and for relief you stretch and stretch those hip flexors? In today's coaching I’m going to share with you my secret weapon to getting that pinch in your hip to go away…for good (yes, you read that right)!
WHAT CAUSES HIP IMPINGEMENT
Hip impingement, aka, that pinching sensation when your hip goes into flexion, is caused by lack of space in the joint capsule. As your hip flexes (when you lift your leg up towards your chest), the femur head starts to glide backward. If there’s inadequate space, pinching inevitably happens. Fortunately, there’s a way to create more space without surgery.
HOW TO RELIEVE HIP IMPINGEMENT
Here’s the knowledge bomb folks….if you create more internal rotation of the hip, you create more space. Every person i’ve ever come across who had a pinch in their hip, including yours truly, had a lack of internal rotation. We increase internal rotation and we make the pinch go away. It’s that simple.
In the coaching video above, I’ll show you the exercises I use to increase that internal rotation and I’ll guide you through what you should be feeling…or NOT feeling.
Two yoga blocks (or something similar like pillows, towels or a blanket) that you can sit on.
HOW TO PROGRAM THIS IN YOUR ROUTINE
This full sequence can be done 2-3 times per week tops. This is pretty demanding on the nervous system so you have to have some rest in between doing them. Don’t worry about progressing with these as the progression comes with your ranges expanding, so you’re essentially always training a new range of motion.
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ABOUT COACH MATT PIPPIN
Matt is a Strength and Mobility Coach with over 15 years experience in his field. He's coached over a thousand professional, collegiate and everyday athletes with the goal to help them move, feel and perform at their highest level. 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