The hip flexors are a group of muscles around the upper and inner thighs and pelvic region that help power nearly every movement we perform. Running, jumping, and even just standing require proper flexion and stabilization of the hip flexors.
Strong hip flexors are especially important for active people and athletes, as studies have shown links between weak hip flexor stabilizing muscles and injuries.
Why do the hip flexors matter? Not only because most people don’t focus on strengthening their flexors, but also because every day we do things that both weaken and shorten (or tighten) them.
You train hard, you eat well… it should be enough to keep you in good health and physically and emotionally strong; yet, there is a danger lurking in our bodies that’s not only hidden from us… but which even doctors are failing to identify.
It affects nearly everybody, no matter how active or sedentary you are, or how old or young you are. This problem affects not only our body but our whole well-being. And when I tell you what it is, you’ll be shocked… because it’s tight hip flexors.
You see, our hip flexors are the engine through which our body moves. They control balance, our ability to sit, stand, twist, reach, bend, walk and step.
Everything goes through the hips. And when our hip flexors tighten it causes a lot of problems in ordinarily healthy and active people, like us.
Take a look at 10 Key Moves you need to loosen your hip flexors and unlock the hidden power in your body.