Best Hip Stretch. EVER.

I’ve learned a ton of things from Tyson at Elevated CrossFit.
I’ve PR’d at multiple lifts since I’ve been working out at Elevated CrossFit.
In case you were wondering…
back squat 135 lbs (1 rep max)
front squat 130lbs (1 rep max)
deadlift 115lbs (3 rep, multiple times)
shoulder press 70lbs (3 rep max)
and while I look forward to PRing at other lifts and learning new skills, like rope climbs, and finally getting an unassisted pull up…
one of my favorite things Tyson has taught me is this hip stretch.
I never really knew how tight my hips were until I did this stretch. I feel like it opens up everything in my lower back, hips, quads and hammies.
so if you feel a lot of tightness through your hips before/after a run, or ever…
*cough, cough, Ann cough, cough*
You must try this stretch ASAP.
Start with your right leg bent and your left leg back behind you as straight as possible and both arms straight, hands flat on the ground.
like so…
if you are really flexible, you can drop down onto both elbows.
I failed to take a photo of this. my bad.
then drop your right arm on the ground.
feel it strrreeeetch.
then drop your left arm, reeeeaalllly feel it stretch.
try to push your pelvis into your heel.
then… lean out away from your right leg with both arms straight.
if it looks like I’m in pain in this picture…
well… it’s one of those “hurts so good” kind of things.
ahh… there’s a smile. 🙂
hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds,
and work your way up to 60 seconds and then 90 seconds.
Now, obviously switch sides.
This stretch was life changing for me.
I hope it helps you too! 🙂
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13 thoughts on “Best Hip Stretch. EVER.

  1. Becky says:

    I LOVE that stretch. And you seriously are a beast–Crossfit + Running just blows my mind. But I agree with you–Crossfit is a winner. It’s seriously addicting and I love how strong I feel afterwards.

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  2. The Hungry Runner Girl says:

    How are you so so gorgeous even when doing hip stretches. That one KILLS ME and you still have a smile on your face. I sure love you and thanks for my presents and for dinner…you are the best. PS WHEN CAN I MEET YOUR OLIVIA….she isn’t going to be a puppy for much longer!

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