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Two Awesome Movement Prep Exercises for Hip Mobility

Two Awesome Movement Prep Exercises for Hip Mobility
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Rich Thurman MA, CSCS CPT, ONNIT KB Specialist
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Rich Thurman MA, CSCS CPT, ONNIT KB Specialist

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Rich is Founder of Xodus Fitness in San Francisco California, which provides Personal Training, Yoga and Wellness Programs locally.

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Generally most people have fairly tight hips. Sitting among other things is one of the biggest culprit to Hip Immobility. Of course a lack of stretching and movement into certain ranges also contributes heavily to most people’s lack of mobility in the hips.

Most people don’t perform any form of warmup

Movement Preparation is essential prior to workouts and the fact of the matter is that most people just walk in the gym, MAYBE spent some time on a piece of cardio equipment and then just start.

Most people don’t perform any form of warmup let alone a proper warmup which includes a movement preparation phase for the main activity.

Look at boxers before a Bout. Watch them in the locker room, punching and swinging. Warming up, getting ready. They mimic movements they will do in the ring. This gives the muscles an opportunity to prepare themselves for the fight by increasing blood flow and helping lubricate joints.

The same thing goes for your training. Including Movement Prep in your training will help you reduce the risk of injury and give you a better assessment of your body’s preparedness for the workout.

Here are two exercises you can add to your training. I recommend either doing each exercise for time 3 sets of 1 minute OR reps 3 sets of 15 each.


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Rich Thurman MA, CSCS CPT, ONNIT KB Specialist Rich is Founder of Xodus Fitness in San Francisco California, which provides Personal Training, Yoga and Wellness Programs locally. Connect with Rich via Social Media or find out more at www.coachrichthurman.com