Mobility issues are often caused by muscle weakness. In this quick 30-minute routine, we will be looking at five different positions of the hip joint using bodyweight as resistance to strengthen muscles and improve mobility.
The five positions we will examine are:
1. Hip Flexion
2. Hip Extension
3. Hip External Rotation
4. Hip Abduction
5. Hip Adduction.
First, we will practice an isolated isometric exercise to evaluate mobility from right to left. Second, we will incorporate this isometric in a full-body position, to see how the motion affects a more integrated isometric exercise.
Make sure to listen to the cues give throughout this routine. This is not a passive stretching workout! Make sure to engage the muscles that are having to shorten in order to create the joint position, rather than attempt to relax opposing muscles. Hold each isometric for 5-6 seconds, be gentle, and take your time.
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