Exercise of the week!

This week it’s all about hip mobility. A lot of things we do in life reduce the mobility of our hip joints and a lot of things we do in life require good hip range of motion- so how can we improve it? As well as general lifestyle tips such as not sitting down for too long during the day I am going to share with you a really great hip mobility exercise that works both hips in most directions. It’s a stretch so it can be done every day and even more if you have the time for it- you get out what you put in.

The Spiderman Lunge.

Start in a press up position but with your hands directly below your chest so that they are quite close together. Starting with your left leg, bring your foot as close to your left hand as you can so that you are in a lunge position. From here you can put more weight through your left leg to really stretch out the left groin, or, you can rotate your torso to the right so that your right shoulder is pointing to the ceiling. Hold the stretches in the different positions for around ten seconds each. Repeat two or three repetitions on either side every day. A pretty good video of the initial position is available here.