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2 Quick exercises to increase hip flexibility

Modern jobs tend to keep us seated for long hours during the day. Imagine working from 9-5 i.e. 8 hours in a day and getting to sit for no less than 6 hours.

This can take its toll on one's body locking the hips and causing discomfort. Locked/tight hips is common to those who sit for very long periods of time.

However, there are certain exercises to open up locked/tight hips and increase flexibility in the hip region.

Check out these two quick exercises to increase hip flexibility for those that sit for long;

  1. Stretch A

This exercise is quite easy to perform and goes a long way in opening locked hips and increasing flexibility in the hip region.

Directions:

  1. Lay with your back flat on a mat.
  2. Bend your two knees towards your body and hold the outward edges of the feet with your two hands.
  3. Relax your entire body.
  4. Using your upper body strength, push your knees towards the floor underneath your back.
  5. Remain in that position and count to 10 before returning to your starting position.

 

  1. Stretch B

This exercise can be quite difficult for starters but is very effective when it comes to increasing hip flexibility and opening locked hips.

Directions:

  1. Place your right knee forward and lower your left knee to the floor.
  2. Place your arms firmly on the ground in a straight position.
  3. Lower the right knee gently to the right side with both arms still placed on the floor.
  4. Remain in that position and count to 10.
  5. Repeat this same action for the left leg.

 

 

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