By sitting around all day and living the work-from-home lifestyle, tight hips are something we’ve all experienced. Well, every second person you meet seems to have tight hips these days, making hip stretches a must.
When you think about it, hip stretches make sense. When a person spends a lot of time sitting around, it keeps the hip flexors in a shortened and contracted position. Constricting the muscles in this manner can make the hips super tight and uncomfortable. An easy solution to this problem is practicing tight hip stretches and strengthening your hip flexors. Here’s everything you need to know to work on your hip flexor mobility!
What does it mean to have Tight Hips?
If you’ve been feeling a certain tightness around the hips, it comes from tension around the hip flexors. The hip flexors are muscles along the front region of the upper thigh; they connect the upper leg to the hip. Some of the main hip flexor muscles are:
Tensor fasciae latae
As we pointed out, many people these days have tight hips, ranging from people who have to sit around for the majority of the day, professional athletes, or even regular gym-goers. Some people are more prone to feeling tightness in their hip region as compared to others. Having tight hips may put you at risk of injuring yourself more easily due to increased demand and pressure on the tissues. Thus, it is important to practice hip stretches.