Kelly Starrett shows an after workout band distracted hip stretch. This tackles the complete groin area (iliopsoas = psoas major, psoas minor, iliacus) This thing is the holy grail. Tools: rubber band plate 2-3 minutes a side Check out more drills on Mobility 101. Definitely going to try this tomorrow.
Kelly Starrett with another bondage Compression Bands mobility WOD. Tools: compression bands buy the Compression Bands from Rogue or make your own with some bicycle inner tubes. Split them in half. Et voilà. MWOD: compress the high hamstring area (medial hamstring, psoas) do usual rubber band stretches Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
Kelly Starrett’s first hip flexor torture Couch Stretch video. MWOD Episode 2 (first one was a 10 minute squat test). Crazy that this went up over a year ago… Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
Over at r/weightroom there was the question What are good ways of increasing hip mobility? And threewhitelights provided a nice anecdote. After 2 years of trying to squat to parallel with good form, I finally found that nothing loosened my hips like pause squats. Squat down with a light weight (I used 135-155 when I was squatting 225) to […]
It’s time for a 10 min squat test again. I haven’t done one of those in a while. Below is Kelly Starrett from a 10 minute squat test Mobility WOD. focus on maintaining your arch get on a box, drop one foot play around Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.
Kelly Starrett with a variation to the rubber band hip flexor stretch. Variation #1: squeeze glutes, then lean back Bonus: put arm overhead and lean back Variation #2: from a split stance, squeeze glutes lower down into a lunge, while keeping tension Check out more drills on Mobility 101.
Spencer Moormon from California Strength shows some hip flexor stretches. If you have stuck around you probably are familiar with these rubber band hip mobility exercises. Work each side for 2 minutes. Contract + relax the glutes (PNF Stretching) Also see more Couch Stretch posts.
Kelley Starrett shows how weightlifter Diane Fu goes through her mobility exercises. She demos her go to mobility exercises that focus on the thoracic spine, front rack position, hip, ankles and calves.
Kelley Starrett shows a couch stretch variation to improve your anterior hip mobility. MWOD: first use a band to tie your get your rear leg’s heel close to your butt do the couch stretch with anterior band distraction