Why You Need to Strengthen Your Hip Flexors?

Why You Need to Strengthen Your Hip Flexors (Psoas)

I was in Las Vegas presenting at a fitness Mastermind. One of the people down there was Alex Maroko. I have known of Alex for some time. A few weeks back, I read a blog post he wrote about “Why should you be strengthening your hip flexors?”

The hip flexor is one of the essential muscles in the body. Its function is to help you to stay upright while walking or running, as well as while sitting or lying down. The hip flexor also helps to stabilize your pelvis, which is why it is vital to strengthen your hip flexor as part of your regular workout routine.

Your hip flexor comprises three different muscles: the iliotibial band (IT band), the iliopsoas, and the rectus femora. All these muscles work together to stabilize your pelvis and minimize the risk of injuries to your hip joints. During your day, you’re likely to spend a lot of time sitting down. When you do this, your hip flexors will inevitably take a beating. That’s why it’s so important to strengthen your hip flexors regularly.

Why should you be strengthening your hip flexor?

Strengthening your hip flexors can give you several benefits. Whether you’re an athlete, a coach, or a regular exerciser, strengthening your hip flexors is a great way to increase your power and endurance.

Additionally, strengthening your hip flexors can help prevent or reverse the onset of joint problems like iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBS), iliopsoas bursitis, and rectus femora’s syndrome.

Strengthening your hip flexor will improve overall hip mobility and support and help you maintain a healthy posture. You can improve your hip flexors with various exercises, including single-leg and double-leg exercises.

But the exercises that are best for strengthening the hip flexor are the ones that challenge your balance and improve your balance muscles, like single-leg squats, single-leg deadlifts, and single-leg bridges.

It goes against my thinking, but I am constantly learning and open to new ideas.

We got to chatting about it, and he explained his reason why.

I thought his reply was so good that I recorded it for you. Have a look:

Click Here to see the video on why you have to strengthen your hip flexors

The hip flexor muscles are the ones that help you extend your leg when you squat, lunge, and side step. They also make up your buttock muscles.

Hip flexors are an essential part of your body’s movement system. They help to make your body stable when you are walking and running, and they also help your body to rotate and move from side to side. They also play a role in helping you to bend and reach. If you want to build your hip flexors, you need to ensure that you are doing the right things in your gym routine.

Why are your hips so important?

Your hips are the weight-bearing region of your body. They help stabilize your body when you walk, run, and climb stairs. Therefore, they are an essential part of your core.

If your hips and core are weak, you will more likely suffer from injury. For example, if your hip flexors are ineffective, you may be more likely to injure your knees when you run. This is because your hips are the point of contact for your knees when you run. Therefore, there is a greater risk of injury if your hips are weak. Also, if your core is weak, you may be more likely to suffer back pain if you are an avid exerciser.

I hope you enjoyed the video. I know the information goes against what people talk about regarding the hip flexor.

What Alex said has got me thinking differently regarding only stretching the hip flexor muscle.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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