How often do you hear that people sit too much so their hip flexors become short? Probably enough to make your head spin, and it’s true. So what do we do? We spend countless hours working on the reverse, hip extension which makes sense because we need strength there. What unfortunately gets ignored is ACTIVE hip flexion.
Having short or stiff hip flexors from sitting is one thing, having weak hip flexors that are also short or stiff is another altogether. Active hip flexion stamina and strength can make a huge difference for you when you walk into the gym for a running workout, a kipping workout, and especially a toes to bar workout. Believe it or not, hip flexor strength will also help with your spinal control during deadlifting. Start spending a few minutes three days per week improving your hip flexor strength, here’s how!