"Tight" hip flexors have gotten a lot of love on the internet recently, but you need to make sure you're managing them the right way. Just plopping on the ground and driving your femoral head forward isn't going to get the job done. You need to adequately balance stiffness with muscles like hamstrings, internal obliques, external obliques and the like. While a comprehensive training program is necessary to truly manage all of these competing pieces, here are 4 strategies you can start implementing to tame those big, stiff quads of yours:
It’s natural to get a little beat up on your rode to stud-dum (apparently that’s not a real word), but that’s why we have our good friends the foam roller, the lacrosse ball, the stick and the soft ball.
These 4 seemingly harmless objects are capable of causing all kinds of pain and hurt as you work on your tissue quality.
Check out the video below for 5 soft tissue strategies you probably aren’t taking advantage of but should be. Be warned, these will probably hurt like hell the first time you do them, but be diligent and things will improve with time….I promise.