IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HIPS
Do you suffer from tight hips, lower back pain, or knee pain?
Do you suffer from tight hips? Lower back pain or knee pain?
The hip is the big conversion. The majority of individuals put their hips in one position for way too long and that’s why our hips aren’t doing what hips are supposed to be doing.
If the biggest joint in our body is not doing its job properly (and out of service) then all the other little (and big) surrounding parts are getting overworked because they’re not only needing to do their job but the job of the biggest engine in our body. This is mostly why our lower backs, knees, and ankles play up.
If the primary engine is out → the secondary engine takes the load (until it can’t)
There seems to be a mismatch between what we are doing vs. what we as humans are designed to do. We are designed to move!
We see it in 2 ways:
- You can either invest a lot of time working on your hip mobility to offset a big day of sitting
- You can sit less and do less mobility work – gradually swinging the pendulum so you’re spending more time in different hip positions than the single static sitting positions.
Sitting is just taking a break from gravity. Like salt, it’s not bad, it may have some good effects, but if you eat a kilogram of salt you will seriously hurt yourself – so it’s all about the dose.
Sitting in a chair is not the demon, but if you do that 10 hours a day every day for the rest of your life, then you’re going to have a problem.
Try these after, during, or even before a big day of sitting!
90/90 POSITION ROTATION ABDUCTION
[KNEE, MID-SHIN, FOOT = 1 SET, REPEAT FOR 10 SETS]
90/90 BACK LEG INTERNAL ROTATION LIFT
[2 SETS OF 10 PAUSE REPS]
for a deeper assessment
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