It is no surprise that we spend most of our waking time sitting on a chair. This prolonged sitting can lead to a lack of strength and mobility in the hips.
Sitting impacts hip mobility in two major ways: it weakens the glutes and it shortens the hip flexors. Both your glutes and your hip flexors figure prominently in the activation of your hips, so when they’re weak and/or inactive, the lower back takes over.
The lower back isn’t designed for a ton of activity. It is there to provide support and stability. The lack of Hip mobility can also lead to lower back pain.
Additionally, if you aspire to be an athlete, fitness enthusiast or practice a martial art such as BJJ, you need to work on restoring your hip mobility.
In the video, I am demonstrating a quick flow of internal and external rotation of the hips. I am practicing a low squat and working on gaining more range of motion.
Practice these movements daily, if getting in a low squat is challenging for you, use a block or wall for assistance. Keep moving and restore your hip mobility.
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