I have another mobility post for you today that is HEAVEN for the hips. Get excited!
I like to use resistance bands for stretching because they allow you to passively stretch. That means you can use the band to support your weight and hold the stretch so that you can full relax into what you’re doing. Bands are also great for support when doing exercises like pull ups, dips, hip stabilization, etc. They’re just an all-around great piece of equipment to have.
They’re available in a range of resistance levels and are relatively cheap. These bands from WODFitters are around $15-$40, depending on the level of resistance you order. I would recommend the purple or green for most of what I’m showing you in these tutorials.
Now, let’s talk about your hips! One of the most common complaints I hear from yogis, CrossFitters and runners is that their hips are tight. The stretches I show you in this video are awesome for gently opening up the hips, groin and inner thigh and for bringing movement into your hip joint. I love this stretch for CrossFitters to use before workouts to open the hips for exercises such as squatting and for runners to use after a run for recovery and stretching the muscles they’ve tightened by running. And yogis…you’ll just want to sit in this all day! 🙂
Let me know if you have any questions or feedback and happy stretching!