Here's a simple hip flexor test to see if you have tight hip flexors. Try this quick and easy hip flexor test today.
In this video, I'm going to go through a simple test to see if you have tight hip flexors. I'm gonna get Donnelly to demonstrate it so you're lying on your back and you're going to straighten out the legs and while you're in this position for like 60 seconds to 90 seconds. You want to kind of check three things so the first ends up being looking for tightness in your quads hips and back. Then ask yourself do I feel tightness in my quads hips and back. Now the second thing you're looking for to do I end up feeling pulling on my hip and pulling on my low back and then the third thing that you're asking is to do I it does it feel like I have an increase in the curve in my lower back or you know when I put my hand under my back does it feel like there's lots of space.
OK, those are the three questions you're asking yourself while you're in this position for both 60 seconds to 90 seconds. At about 60 to 90 seconds what you're going to do is you're going to bend your legs and your and now and what that ends up doing is it decreases the stretch on the hip flexors so when it having your legs street you end up putting a stretch on your hip flexors and the shorter they are the more effect the end up having on your tightness and pulling and on your low back.
So, now that you've bent the knees you're looking to see and ask yourself how is that tightness in the quads hips and back is it decreased is it decreased a lot compared to the legs being straight you know second question you're asking yourself how is that polling has that polling drastically decreased in the hip and in the back and then thirdly has that curve in my back decreased significantly for your hand and that can check and confirm so there you go looking at you know that your answers to those questions. if you end up having lots of tightness in the quads.
If you end up having lots of tightness in the quads hips and back that's a good sign that you end up having tightness in the hip flexors, if you have lots of pulling on your hip and your low back that's a good sign that you having tightness in your hip and also when you're laying there in your legs are straight and you end up having a big curve in your lower back that ends up being a sign that you end up having tight hip flexors.
So, if you have any of those signs it's important for you to kind of address that the hip flexor tightness because hip flexor tightness ends up having an effect that effect on our bodies that can end up having an effect on our health our performance and an increased risk of injury and slow down our recovery from injury.
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