With most of us practicing social distancing, we are finding ourselves not moving as much as we should be.
With the lack of movement, different joints such as the hips tend to stiffen up and can affect your overall mobility and potentially lead to pain and discomfort. Stretching and mobilizing the hips will help loosen the surrounding muscles and provide the movement that the joints need to function properly.
1️⃣ 𝟵𝟬/𝟵𝟬 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗥𝗢𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡:
Sit on the ground with the hands behind you for support. Have the legs bent to roughly 90 degrees and the feet slightly wider than shoulder width a part. Slowly drop one knee towards the floor while keeping the opposite shin vertical to the ground.
2️⃣ 𝟵𝟬/𝟵𝟬 𝗛𝗜𝗣 𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗙𝗧𝗦:
Start in the same position as the 90/90 internal rotations. Drop both legs towards one side while simultaneously shifting your weight onto one side of your hips. Repeat on the other side. Leaning back will decrease the difficulty of this exercise.
3️⃣ 𝟵𝟬/𝟵𝟬 𝗛𝗜𝗣 𝗥𝗢𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦:
Start in the same position as the previous two exercises. Drop both legs towards one side and shifting your weight onto your hips (similar to the 90/90 hip shifts) while simultaneously leaning your torso forward. Repeat on the opposite side.