Flexibility is an important factor for running efficiently and living life efficiently. When we think of flexibility, it’s easy to assume that muscles are the only parts of our body that need it. But is there anything else that needs to be stretched? Our joints are held together by tight ligamentous structures called capsules that are underneath the muscles. These capsules are unfortunately overlooked much of the time when we address our flexibility and movement, to our own detriment.Loosening up your hip joints will allow the muscles to work more easily.
This is the topic of this week’s video, specifically hip capsule stretches. Take a look and give the exercises a try, especially as part of your preparation and warming up to run. Again, it would make my week if you shared it with a friend who may find it useful!