If you have tight hip flexors, a good dynamic flexibility exercise for you would be hip rotations.
See Flexibility and Stretching 101
Do external and internal hip rotations every day to improve your speed and athleticism.
If your hip flexor muscles are not flexible, you will not even be a good athlete in your sport(s). Tight hip flexors also lead to some painful injuries (like pulls and strains) that are hard to recover from. Every athletic movement involves your hips so condition them continually.
Great athletes dominate dynamic movements with the hips, glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings. Lateral speed is particularly created and maintained by the strength of the glutes and hips. There are a host of injuries that arise when your hips are tight causing your glutes to not fire properly.
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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
Sports Fitness Hut
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Stretch Tight Hip Flexors with External and Internal Hip Rotations
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