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A Great Way to Release Hip Flexors for Running (Part 2)

Friday, November 29, 2013

Hi RIF REVers, 

The other day I showed you how we release hip flexors in the clinic for running, particularly the little section in the bowl of your hips (iliacus) which is really hard to get to. Most runners would not do this in a lifetime because no one shows you how, good to be a SMART runner! Today I want to show you how to do this yourself. I personally like using the seat belts to do this stretch because they are more rigid and really get good tension on the hip. If you can't get a seatbelt just use a stretch band and loop it around a pole. They have more give in them because of the elasticity but still do a good job. It's easy to measure and really see the improvement with his one straight away. The body is truly amazing in that if you just know how to help it in a small way the results can be quite dramatic. Comfy at all times guys, if you have any injuries, surgery, health issues check with doc before you do it. Any pain stop!

Met two great RIF REVers this week Darren and Sam who have dropped a massive amount of weight in the last 18 months and have really changed their quality of life! So inspiring to hear their story! Awesome to see RIF REV runners using their skills to run forever!! Love to hear your stories guys, keep them coming! :)

PS: Big shout out to Hailiegh from the RIF REV Crew for videoing this one. Have to hold the camera the other way next time mate! Hehe ;)


Have a great running week, 

Talk soon,

Paul





Warning: This blog is intended as a starting point for runners to understand their body and begin to address weaknesses and tension that can lead to injury. It does not constitute advice and is not a treatment tool. If you have any health condition or injury whatsoever, check with your personal health care practitioner before attempting any strategy listed. Use at your own risk and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.

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