Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Workout Wednesday: Hip Openers

If I had a dollar for every time that I have been told by my PT, chiropractor, and barre instructors that I have tight hips, I'd be….well, not exactly rich, but able to buy a new pair of running shoes ;)

When I came across the article Basic Stretches For Tight Hips on Pop Sugar, I knew my hips would be changed forever (see the article here). My favorite pose in the 8 pose sequence is the Open Lizard.

from Pop Sugar

Then I found another article (here), 10 Yoga Poses for Runners on Fitness Magazine's Pinterest board. A couple of the poses were for targeting tight hips. I like this one.

From Fitness Magazine

Last week after a kettle bell-swinging-squat-happy SurfnTurf class, two barre classes, and my long run, my legs were toast. Using theses stretches, I was able to rid my legs of most of the DOMS while working on opening up my tight hips.

Since I know that most runners are in the same boat as me, I had to share these articles. Not only will they help our tight hips, but they are also great stretches for our legs in general.

What is your favorite hip opener stretch/pose?

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