Do you struggle with rigid hips, making standing up a challenge? This could be a sign of a sedentary lifestyle. But don’t fret – there’s a remedy!
Taking intermittent breaks to perform straightforward exercises can make a world of difference. Here are three movements specifically designed to increase hip mobility:
#1 The Hip Press
Start by standing up straight. Bend one knee slightly, rotate the opposite hip inward and press downwards. Maintain this position for 20 seconds, then switch sides and repeat.
#2 The Chair Lift
Again, begin in a standing position. Elevate one leg onto a chair, ensuring the knee remains slightly bent and the hip stays aligned. You should feel a gentle pull in the hamstring muscle at the back of your thigh. Hold this position for 20 seconds before switching legs.
#3 The Quadriceps Stretch
For this exercise, stand up straight and grasp one foot, pulling it towards your rear. Simultaneously, thrust your hip forward. You should experience a stretch in the quadriceps muscle at the front of your thigh. Hold for 20 seconds, then repeat with the other leg.
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