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Left hip flexor stretch

Why We Need Mobility And Stability

Motion is the movement of the body. Balance is what we strive for in order to prevent falls and missteps. As a personal trainer, the body uses motion for mobility all while maintaining stability and control. Lack of mobility creates rigidness, tightness, and pain in joints and muscles. Lack of stability creates laxity and a loss of control when the body is in motion. For example, sitting in a chair causes the hip flexors (e.g. iliopsoas, quadriceps) to tighten which leads to inhibited (i.e. weakened) glutes. Stretching the hip flexors will therefore compliment glute facilitation (i.e. strengthening). Another example, tight chest muscles from poor posture which can lead to mid back inhibition. Work towards stability and mobility to maintain and improve your life.

Stretches You Can Do At Home

Chest Stretch

Place your hands behind your head, push your elbows back, and push head into the hands.

Stretching chest muscles

“Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically.”

Hip Flexors Stretch

Flex each knee, one leg at a time, while gently pulling on your foot with the hand of the same side as your leg. You should feel a nice stretch in the front of your hip. Tip: hold on to a railing, or something stable, to help keep your balance.

Left hip flexor stretch

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TJ Prall, NASM CPT, CES
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