Are your hips tight? If you’re moving at all – walking, running, jumping, squatting, lunging, sitting up – the answer is probably a loud and resounding “YES!” But an even better question, one that allows us to find a solution, is why are your hips tight? If you’ve never heard of translocated pain… welcome to the new club. This basically means that whatever is feeling pain – let’s say it’s your hips – is probably being aggravated by surround muscles that are tight or sore. The most common problem areas that lead to hip tightness/soreness are tight glutes, hamstrings, quads and IT band. Understanding how these other muscles and their subsequent tightness pull on those hip muscles, therefore transferring pain and tightness to the hip region, give us pointed areas to work on. If you’d like to try rolling out these muscles, reference our previous blog on how to use a lacrosse ball to help fix your tight hips. If you’re looking for static stretches or movements that you can use with resistance bands, keep reading…
BANDED LUNGE – FRONT HIP STRETCH
BANDED FROG POSE – HIP + GROIN STRETCH
If you’d like to learn more stretches, simply ask a coach next time you’re in the gym. We also offer access to RomWod.com within our gym, so if you’d like to incorporate a regular stretching routine into your monthly training, ask a coach in the gym to learn how to use this to help prevent injury and promote quicker recovery.