In his T Nation article Break Up Those Hips and Fix That Squat Adam Vogel goes through a couple of mobility exercises to increase hip range of motion.
Nothing groundbreaking if you have been following along Kelley Starrett’s Mobility WODs.
However the Psoas Active Release with a plate is something I am going to try.
Because the psoas sits so deep within the body, it can be very difficult to access through touch. Here’s an easy way to get pressure onto this stubborn muscle using a common weight plate and some elbow grease.
Make sure to place the weight plate slightly off center, between the ribs and the pelvis. I like to center the pressure about two-inches from the belly button laterally, and about one-inch down. Once you feel weight pressing on the psoas, move your leg through hip flexion activation to breakup any scar tissue or fascial tightness.
Check out more drills on Mobility 101.