I had to run just a little bit last week when I went on a hunt for a new pair of running shoes. It mainly involved running for about 30 seconds in each pair of shoes I tried on, but I could immediately still feel my hip injury whenever I took off.
So I decided I should probably do what I had been putting off during my rest time: stretch my hip flexors.
Besides the butterfly, I didn’t really know any good hip stretches, so I took to Pinterest. I found these videos, which I really like:
It feels like the stretches are helping (as far as I can tell without actually running). Anyone have any other good recommendations?
I did a few of these the other day http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=8_hip_flexor_stretches_and_exercises_for_healthy_hips because my hips have been bugging me. The front to back leg swing makes my hip pop so I don’t like it haha
I also just got a foam roller and I am already in love. It’s magical!
Thanks! Those look great! Oddly enough, when I stretch my hips, it’s my right side that pops, even though it’s my left side that’s injured, haha. Do you have any good tips for foam rolling the hips? I try to do it, but it’s such an awkward location.
I wish I did, I’m kind of just winging it based on what I see people do in the gym haha
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