- Dan Shipman
Hip Mobility to Save Your Low Back
When you think of the human body, think of a chain. From head to toe the chain is linked and when there is an issue in one part of the chain it affects the whole chain. A lot of times the issue is the reversal of the roles of the hips and the lumbar spine. The lumbar spine is meant to be stable while the hips are meant to be mobile. If we restore the ability of the hips to move we can then restore the stability in the lumbar spine.
Below you will find some mobility work for your hips. If you are consistent with these moves you'll start feeling less movement in the lumbar because your hips are doing the work.
One thing I must stress, is breathing when doing mobility work. Do Not Hold Your Breath!! If you hold your breath the muscles tighten up.
Do 2 to 3 rounds of these.
Hip Flexor Stretch - hold each side for 30 seconds to a minute
Tactical Frog - hold 30 seconds to 1 minute
90/90 Hip Flips - 5 reps each side - try not to use your hands but you can if you need to
Remember the way to see the best results is consistency!!
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