Hip Mobility – 90/90 Stretch

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Functional Fitness, Scripta, Stretching 101 | 0 comments

The hip girdle area is anatomically complex. There are 17 muscles which are associated with the hip area, each working together to give the hip joint mobility. Your hips drive many of your daily movements, including walking to squatting. Athletes and people who work jobs which require them to sit a lot may experience mobility issues with their hips.

The 90/90 stretch is designed to increase mobility and function.

To start the 90/90 stretch, find a comfortable seat on the floor or other flat, relatively level surface. You may want to sit on an exercise mat or folded towel to cushion your sitting bones. place one leg directly in front of you with the outer thigh and outer part of the shin resting on the floor, and bend your knee at a 90-degree angle. Your front thigh should be perpendicular to your body. Extend your other leg out to your side with the inner thigh of your back leg resting on the floor, and also bend the knee at a 90-degree angle. Now rotate your legs from one side to the other.

We made this video to help you when you’re doing it at home.

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