I am looking for the best information about hip flexibility.
December 28, 2010 7:24 AM Subscribe
I am looking for a web site or book that someone here can recommend detailing ALL major stretches for the hips and lower body that also shows anatomical diagrams of exactly what is being stretched by the stretches. I have seen some good stuff on the net, but i am looking for a complete list with anatomical diagrams. If it is only hips, thats OK too. Thank You.
posted by StUdIoGeEk to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
After 20 years of chronic lower back problems I realized that my lack of hip flexibility was the cause. I read about " lower crossed syndrome" and it all looked familiar. It starts with tight iliopsoas muscle. They are directly attached to the spine from the front and when tight, they pull your spine into anterior lordosis. I started doing simple hip stretches obsessively and in two weeks am nearly pain free. I can't believe I waited 20 years to seriously tackle this. It has gotten much better on the outward rotation, but my inward rotation is still HORRIBLE from walking with hip "turn out" all my life. I now want to stay with it, and have incredibly LOOSE hips and lower body.
Web accessible is preferred as i can put it on all of my digital devices however I will gladly get any great recommended books available.