Mobility Monday 30.
Standard 2; The ability to hinge.
At VIRTU, we love our deadlifts, kettlebell swings, hip thrusters and many more big bang for your buck hip hinge dominant movements. Having true access to the unbelievable power and strength of the hip hinge, requires a sufficient mobility in the hamstrings. This variation of a hamstring mobility exercise is a stable in our gym.
Level 1; you’re going to need a towel or resistance band to begin stretching your hamstrings. Place the band around the balls of your feet, lie down on your back, and grip the band while safely pulling your leg towards you. (It’s important to keep your pelvis flat on the ground and keep your opposite leg and the backside of your opposite knee flat on the ground). When stretching statically like this, don’t force into anything with a 100% effort. It’s important to relax into these movements. Hang out, breathe and relax.
Level 2 next week.. #StrongerForLife