Many people struggle with snapping, pain or stiff hips. Going through life and "dealing" with these ailments is not living optimally. My commitment is to helping you live the best life possible. That starts with living pain-free and with full mobility.

Why Is Hip Mobility Important?

The hips are the "shoulders" of the legs. They enable us to engage in a range of activities, from squatting to pose with your grand kids for a photo, to perfecting your golf game... even simply getting up from a chair without pain.

You've got to have mobile hips... period.

There are numerous benefits of improving hip mobility on a daily basis:

  1. Improving range of motion at the hip
  2. Preventing injury in the hips, knees and ankles
  3. Promoting recovery of the muscles, tendons and ligaments that surround the hips

Let's get this party started!

4 Bodyweight Exercises To Improve Hip Mobility

1. Elvis Thrusts

I'll start off with a couple of simple but powerful exercises, named after one of the greatest rock icons of all time - Elvis. I'm actually more of a Hendrix fan and much preferred his music over Elvis', but the King sure knew how to gyrate his hips! That's why I named this exercise after him.

IMPORTANT: The first two exercises here are meant to improve mobility of the tendons and ligaments that surround the hip, NOT the muscles. Elvis Thrusts and Elvis Rotations (below) are very small movements. There should be minimal movement of the lower back. There will be some movement, but you should feel the stretch exclusively in the hip joint. If that's not the case, your lower back is rocking too much.

2. Elvis Rotations

This exercise is very similar to Elvis Thrusts, except there will be a rotation movement.

 

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