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3 Stretches To Help Open Up Your Hips


Filed Under (Fitness, General) by Rick Kaselj

In this video, I will go through 3 stretches to help open up your hips.

It is really common that people will have tight hips. These tight hips lead to changing of posture, increasing risk of back pain, knee pain and other injuries.

3 Stretches To Help Open Up Your Hips

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These are the three exercises that you can do at anytime that will help loosen up your hips and help prevent that muscle imbalance, poor posture and other aches and pains.

I get Donnalee to demonstrate the exercises.

#1 – Lunge Stretch

Take a big lunge step forward and try to open up that hip and open up that back hip. You go at a comfortable level that you can.

Lunge Stretch

Lunge Stretch

You can see how Donnalee started stepping forward and then she tried to straighten up. She is really working on opening up that back hip. When you do this, start off with 20 seconds hold, twice on each side. You are going to alternate it back and forth.

#2 – Pigeon Pose

Donnalee has her left leg out front and rotated it to the middle. She’s working on trying to straighten out that back leg. She’s opening up the front hip and the back hip as well.

Pigeon Pose

Pigeon Pose

Just like the other stretch, we are looking at holding it for 20 seconds and doing it twice on each side. You should be feeling a light stretch. It shouldn’t be painful or extremely uncomfortable. The first time you will do this exercise, it might be a little bit awkward but as you go through it and see how it feels, it will become easier to do.

#3 – Knee Openers

You sit down, bring the bottoms of your feet together and then open up your knees so you can actively try to bring the knees to the ground. You are trying to open up those hips and you will feel the stretch in your hip area. Hold it for 20 seconds, twice on each side.

Knee Openers

Knee Openers

Give those three stretches a go and look to see how your hips feel when you are opening and loosening them up. These will help you with your muscle imbalances, your posture and it prevents aches and pains in your hip, back and knee area.

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Tight Hip Flexors Solved Program by Rick Kaselj

Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS


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I have had a hip removal on my left side. I was told I can never cross over my left leg over my right. My right hip is very stiff and I would like to at least loosen it up a little. I have osteoarthritis and was told that the only thing to help was surgery to the hip. This was told to me by doctors, like they had told me once, “Once a C section always a C section. I had the first one C, the rest all natural (5 total) Take that medical field nay sayers! In my young days I could walk for several miles. I enjoyed it very much. Now I am lucky if I can walk 1/8 or less without feeling tired and my hip hurting. Since I am a hip replacement patient (2009) can this “Hip Flexors” help me? Please let me know asap for I am getting worse as the days go by. Thank you.



Tracy Reply:

Have a feeling there’s no answer for us as I asked the same question as you well over a month ago and no reply…..



Looks great for people with the flexibility but what happens if you don’t have that kind of flexibility?


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