I've been waiting a long time to show you this.
Unfortunately, I don't have a TON of spare time where it's quiet enough to film something for you, so it took a bit longer than I wanted.
But anyways, I'm sharing it NOW.
So you can FORGET THE OLD WAY of stretching your hips and legs.
You know, like this:
If you still stretch like that, don't feel bad. Maybe you just didn't know there's a BETTER way to get flexible, other than just tossing your leg up on some high surface and reaching hopelessly for your toes.
Today, I'm hoping to broaden your horizons and get you up to speed on a more effective method for stretching and mobilizing those stiff hips.
Before we start, if you missed the previous article on how to PROPERLY STRETCH YOUR HIP FLEXORS, you should check that out.
Getting your hip flexors, glutes, and thighs loose and mobile will go a long way to keeping your lower back healthy and injury-risk down.
Right now, I want to show you how to STRETCH YOUR HIPS IN 3-D.
That's right. 3-DIMENSIONS.
Don't worry, no special plastic glasses are needed here. (Although feel free to wear them anyways if that floats your boat. I don't judge.)
Don't worry about trying to get into new, crazy ranges of movement just yet. If you're super stiff, just try to get as far as you can, to a somewhat uncomfortable end-range, and take some breaths.
If you're holding your breath, and just trying to SURVIVE the stretch, you've gone a bit too far, so back off a bit and rather EXPERIENCE the stretch.
You'll find after a few practices of this, you're getting into new ranges and positions that you might not have been able to before.
Enjoy your crazier dance moves and the extra spring in your step!