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The Best Hamstring Stretch (That’s Not A Stretch)

Are you sick and tired of always having steel cables for hamstrings? Does it seem like no matter how much stretching you do, the tightness never lets up? Today I’m going to show you the missing piece to finally say “goodbye” to those tighter than tight hamstrings. WHY YOUR HAMSTRINGS ARE TIGHT The #1 reason why your hamstrings never ease up, is because they’re weak. More specifically, they’re weak when at length. The nervous system, (the guy calling all the shots), creates tightness in your muscles when it feels threatened. So, if you get strong where your hamstring is at its weakest, the nervous system will trust and finally allow those steel cables to relax. Just remember, no matter how much time you spend stretching, if you don’t start strengthening them in their lengthened state, zero change will ever happen. HOW TO RELIEVE TIGHT HAMSTRINGS in today’s coaching, I’ll show you an exercise that places the hamstrings in a stretch position for 2 minutes and then strengthens the tissue by performing isometric contractions in that stretched position. EQUIPMENT NEEDED The only equipment you’re going to need is a towel, or stretch strap so let’s get cracking! WHAT TO DO NEXT If you want the full system to unlock tight, sticky hips…including those hamstrings… 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! 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining

Simple Core Exercise For Lower Back Pain

If you’ve been struggling with lower back pain, you might be surprised to hear that it may be caused by poor upper back mobility. That’s right! Your upper back might be contributing to that annoying lower back pain and discomfort! If you’ve tried all the stretches, dead bugs, bridges, or even inversion tables and can’t seem to shake it, don’t miss today’s coaching because I’m going to show you a simple core exercise to help relieve that pain. WHAT CAUSES LOWER BACK PAIN When it comes to the connection between our upper and lower back, what we don’t often think about is that when your upper back is rounded too far forward, undue stress and tension is placed upon your lower back. It’s simple physics. HOW TO RELIEVE LOWER BACK PAIN In order to take stress off of your lower back, you need to train your UPPER back to flex and extend, because that’s what your spine is meant to be able to do. Basically you better use it, or you lose it! Today’s exercise is a sneak peek from Kinstretch Online and I love it because it not only strengthens that flexion and extensions, but it also attacks all the muscles of your mid section, from your abs, your hip flexors, and even the little erectors running up your lower back. Add it all up and we have a new powerhouse exercise! EQUIPMENT NEEDED You'll want a yoga block or something similar like a pillow, blanket, towels, etc. GET MORE LOWER BACK GOODNESS... If you’re always feeling your lower back then you'll love a hip mobility exercise I have for you that will blast through any pain you're experiencing. Click the link below to get my must-have mobility tools that will help you get to work on this. It’s free so don’t miss it. * I am an Amazon Associate and earn from qualifying purchases with some of the links on this blog. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining

Quick At-Home Upper Body Workout

An upper body workout that will take about 10 minutes? Yes, please! Join me for today's workout as we blow up your upper body with something I like to call a 4x4 format. That means 4 exercises done in a circuit, 4 times. In about 10 minutes we'll blast your chest, back and shoulders. Although this is quick, trust me when I say you that your muscles will be on fire by the end. Get ready to work friends! EQUIPMENT NEEDED
You can do today's workout at home or at the gym. You'll want a couple different pairs of dumbbells that are heavy enough to challenge you but not so heavy that your form suffers. Also, an adjustable bench is ideal since these exercises are done at an incline to hit different lines of tissue. For even more of my favorite mobility exercises to bulletproof your body, click the link below where you can get my 3 must-have mobility moves for free. Once you try them, you’ll see why they’re my all-time favorite. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining #sportsperformance

Mobility Exercise To Hit Longer Drives With Precision

Fellow golfers…do you want more strength and control in your golf swing??? Ummm yeah! Who doesn’t? We’ve been told for years that in order to do this, you have to work on those hips. That’s definitely true, but there is untapped potential waiting to be unleashed. Today I’m going to show you an exercise that will supercharge your golf swing by increasing your rotational capacity in your elbows. YES! Your elbows! They’re crucial for that golf swing! HOW STRONG ELBOWS HELP INCREASE GOLF DRIVE So when was the last time you thought about strengthening all the tissues around your elbow joint? And no I’m not talking about biceps curls. On your down swing right before impact, your elbow has to create a ton of rotation. Developing strength and control in this movement will dramatically improve your golf swing, from longer drives to increased accuracy! Today’s exercise is a sneak peek from the Strong & Mobile Golfer 30 Day program and we’re going to work on pronation of your elbow. This is the movement where your palms turn in toward the midline and down, which is the exact motion your trail arm performs to create that Whip effect upon impact. Stick with this and in no time, your golf partners will be asking, “What’s your secret? Then it’s up to you if you want to share it with them ;) EQUIPMENT NEEDED A rolling stick, wooden spoon, or spatula For even more of my favorite mobility exercises to bulletproof your body, check out my 3 must-have mobility moves for free. Once you try them, you’ll see why they’re my all-time favorite. * I am an Amazon Associate and earn from qualifying purchases with some of the links on this blog. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining #golftips #sportsperformance

Quick At-Home Lower Body Workout

If you're stuck in a workout slump and looking to boost your energy and have a good laugh while you sweat your booty off, join Jen for this week's lower body quickie workout. Get ready to work on muscular endurance, balance, and trust us when we say we’re about to get our heart pumping. Your legs will be shaking like a leaf after this one but you’ll have a ton of fun the entire time. EQUIPMENT NEEDED 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. BULLETPROOF YOUR BODY For my favorite mobility exercises to bulletproof your body, click the link below where you can get my 3 must-have mobility moves for free. Once you try them, you’ll see why they’re my all-time favorite. * I am an Amazon Associate and earn from qualifying purchases with some of the links on this blog. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining #sportsperformance

Strengthen Your Hip Flexors to Relieve Tightness (Finally!)

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. EQUIPMENT NEEDED 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! * I am an Amazon Associate and earn from qualifying purchases with some of the links on this blog. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining

How to Relieve Tight Calves From Running

It seems like everyone…especially runners, are always troubled by tight calves. If you stretch and stretch your calves but they still feel like steel cables, you'll love today's coaching, because I’m going to show you a different…and more effective way to attack that calf tightness. This is going to be your new secret weapon for dealing with, and preventing, tight calves so don’t miss it. WHAT CAUSES TIGHT CALVES (AND HOW TO GET THEM TO RELAX) Unfortunately, constantly doing typical calf stretches is not going to get you where you want to be. In order to get your calves to relax a little bit, we have to start getting the front of the shins to activate. If the front of your shins are considerably weak, your body will in return, make your calves super tight to prevent you from getting hurt. We don’t typically ever use or train the front of our shins but when you strengthen the tissue that helps you flex (bringing your toe up toward your face), the tightness around your calves will go away. No equipment is needed to hit “play” and let’s get started! BULLETPROOF YOUR BODY For even more of my favorite mobility exercises to bulletproof your body, check out my 3 must-have mobility moves for free. You’re going to love the one I show you to target your hips. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining #golftips #sportsperformance

Get Glute Gains (w/o a Single Hip Thrust, Clam, or Side Band Walk)

Do feel like you’ve run out of options to train those oh so important glutes? I mean, how many side band walks…clams…and hip thrusts can one person possibly do? If you feel like those glute gains have come to a halt, check out today’s coaching because I’m going to show you a simple exercise you can do at home that’s going to blow up your glutes like you won’t believe. HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR GLUTES Your glutes are made up of a ton of different muscles not only on the surface level, but all the way down to the hip joint. In order to continue maximizing gains, it’s crucial for you to attack different lines of tissue by changing the angle from where we’re creating tension. What does this mean exactly? We’ll be placing your body in new positions so you can attack tissue that hasn’t been stressed yet. This is the key to breaking through those pesky plateaus and seriously is the secret weapon not many know about so I’m really excited to share this with you today. It’s an exercise from my Kinstretch Online program and fair warning, it may look simple, but…uh uh. Once you try it, you’ll feel some tissue in your hip and butt that you’ve never felt before. A QUICK TIP ABOUT YOUR FORM I’ll coach you up on this in the video above but I want you to understand that the key to getting max results with this exercise is to not let your body or pelvis roll away from the leg that is lifting. If you let your body move too much, the tension will go away from where you’re trying to build strength and you defeat the purpose of this exercise. So keep it honest and imagine you have a glass of water on your lower back, and don’t spill it! Ok, you ready to get those buns of steel? Let’s do this! HOW TO PROGRESS Once you feel like you’ve got this move down and you need a little more sauce on it, just add a 2 or 3 lb ankle weight and keep the gains a coming! TIGHT GLUTES? If your glutes always feel tight, no amount of stretching is going to make long lasting change. The issue oftentimes comes from your hip joint. That's why I put together this Sticky Hips Cheatsheet to help you pinpoint where your problems are coming from or where weaknesses may be lurking so you can take action. It's completely free is click the link below to grab it now. * I am an Amazon Associate and earn from qualifying purchases with some of the links on this blog. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining

Quick At-Home Total Body Workout

10 minutes. 1 total body workout. Yes, it can be done! Get ready because today I've got a quick total body workout that will hit all of your major muscles in no time. Your body will be fired up by the end so grab your towel and a water and let's go! EQUIPMENT NEEDED 1 pair of dumbbells that are heavy enough to challenge you but not so heavy that your form suffers. BULLETPROOF YOUR BODY For my favorite mobility exercises to bulletproof your body, click the link below where you can get my 3 must-have mobility moves for free. Once you try them, you’ll see why they’re my all-time favorite. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining #sportsperformance

Unlock Tight Hamstrings From Cycling With This Exercise

Calling all cyclists with tight hamstrings! How many times have you stretched your hammies and they always feel like steel cables? Today I’m going to show you a mobility exercise that will put some WD-40 on those guys. WHAT CAUSES TIGHT HAMSTRINGS Ever go for a long ride on your bike and you wake up the next day with hamstrings so tight, no matter how much stretching you do? This is usually caused by poor strength in the quads and hip flexors when your hamstrings are lengthened. As a cyclist, I know you have strong quads, but when the hamstrings are being stretched out its a whole new ball game. HOW TO GET RID OF TIGHT HAMSTRINGS By placing the hamstrings in a stretched position and contracting your quads and hip flexors your nervous system will finally unlock those steel cables running up your hamstrings. The key is strengthening them while in the stretched position. That’s where the magic happens! So next time you feel like your hamstrings are all locked up, instead of just stretching them, hop on the floor and give this exercise from my 30 day program, The Strong and Mobile Cyclist a try. At first it will appear super simple, but once you do the first couple of reps, you’ll feel first hand how your hamstrings will finally start to lighten up. EQUIPMENT NEEDED A magic marker or something similar in size (about 1/2 inch thick) A yoga block or something similar like a pillow, blanket, towels, etc. GET MORE OF MY FAVORITES For more of my favorite mobility exercises to bulletproof your body click the link below where you can get my 3 must-have mobility moves that I use every single day. It’s free so check it out! * I am an Amazon Associate and earn from qualifying purchases with some of the links on this blog. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining

The Best Glute Stretch (That’s Not A Stretch)

Ever get the feeling that your glutes just keep getting tighter and tighter no matter how much you do your stretching? Unfortunately, as you’re probably starting to realize, stretching alone simply isn’t cutting it. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Stay tuned because in today’s coaching I’m going to show you a simple addition for your glute stretch that will finally get them to relax. WHY STRETCHING ALONE DOESN’T WORK There’s a little insider secret I want you to remember when it comes to those knotted up glutes… It’s that you can’t stretch your way out of tightness. Say what??? Yes. This is because the tightness you feel is actually the result of weakness in the surrounding tissues. And when it comes to tight glutes, the weak link is your inner thighs of all places, more specifically the part that creates external rotation of the hip. Our inner thighs are what’s creating that rotation and if they don’t work properly, the glutes will always be tight. So how do we strengthen them? We use the exercise from today’s coaching that at first glance look easy, but trust me they are extremely challenging. You’ll be shaking and quaking before you know it. The only equipment you’ll need for today is a yoga block or something similar. WHAT TO DO NEXT This is just the beginning guys. If you want to take your hip health to the next level and finally get rid of any aches, pains and tightness in your glutes, IT bands, hip flexors, or hamstrings…check out the Healthy Hips 10 Day Challenge where I show you a simple system to unlock your hips in less than 10 minutes a day so you can finally say “bye-bye” tight glutes! Beginners to advanced movers welcome! Click the image below to check it out and I’ll see you on the inside! * I am an Amazon Associate and earn from qualifying purchases with some of the links on this blog. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining

40 Second Exercise For Stiff Neck Relief

How many times have you woken up to a stiff cranky neck? And to get it to go away, you might stretch it, massage it…heck you might even make the most elaborate pillow fort just to try and get a good night sleep! But are you still waking up with that tight neck? I feel your pain! That's why I'm excited to show you a quick exercise you can do anywhere, that will release that tight, stiff neck so you can get on with your day. WHY YOUR NECK IS STIFF I’m sure each time you wake up with that neck pain you have this moment of ….why is this happening to me???? Well the answer…are you ready for this….is because your neck is weak. Think about it…when was the last time you actually strengthened your neck? My guess is never, unless you have one of those medieval neck harnesses from back in the day. So, what happens is, when your neck is weak, the nervous system will perceive this as a threat because it doesn’t feel safe with holding up the weight of your big ole noggin. Then, it locks down all the tissues of the neck to protect you from catastrophic injury. HOW TO RELIEVE A STIFF NECK In order to get your nervous system (and your stiff neck muscles) to calm down, we need to strengthen all the tissues of the neck. Once this happens, the nervous system will back off a little and your neck will finally loosen up. Ok…enough yapping…let’s get moving. I love today’s exercise because it’s the easiest way to start developing strength around the neck. The awesome part is it takes less than a minute and you don’t need any equipment. So you could literally roll out of bed and do this before you start your day. BULLETPROOF THE REST OF YOUR BODY For even more of my favorite mobility exercises to bulletproof your body, click the link below where you can get my 3 must-have mobility moves for free. Once you try them, you’ll see why they’re my all-time favorite. 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. Certifications: 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 #onlinemobilitytraining #kinstretchonline #mobilitytraining #golftips #sportsperformance

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