When it comes to longevity in the weight room and on the field, not getting hurt is key. And while it's mostly anecdotal evidence, the athletes and clients of mine who perform dedicated stretches – especially the hip flexor stretch – prior to training and competition tend to not get hurt. Sure, we know that
When it comes to which elements of your stride you can improve, your hips don’t lie. That’s because hip flexors—the muscles that allow flexion at the hip joint—play a huge role in fluid running, and a set of tight ones can really mess with your mechanics. The iliopsoas is the strongest group of muscles in the
Exercise Instructions: Start in push-up position with your hands about shoulder-width apart and your shins resting on a Swiss ball. Raise your hips upward as you roll the ball in toward your hands. Pause at the top before slowly lowering to the starting position.