I need to make sure I have adequate range in my hips this week to train with out risk of injury. Anterior (front) hip tightness can lead to poor glut muscle firing leaving the hip vulnerable to impingement and the lower back at risk of injury.

Hip mobility with band

  • Maintain your midline, even slightly posteriorly rotate the pelvis prior to pressing forward.
  • By pushing the broom handle into the ground it off loads the hip joint even more, improving the effectiveness of the exercise.
  • You can try this with the band pulling at different angles to help work on different structures at the front of the hip
  • I prefer holding constant pressure or performing very small oscillations for a good 2 minutes on each leg

CROSSFIT - Stiff Hips Anyone? Tight Lower Back?