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6 Stretches To Unlock Your Tight Hips

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This is one of the most effective stretches in opening my hips.  However, it took awhile to be able to fully conquer the pose so be patient with yourself.  It really allows you to target each hip individually.

  • I start by doing a forward lunge with my right knee forward and my left leg behind me.  As you slowly lower your left knee to the mat you can transition your front leg to cross in front of you.
  • Once in position, you can pull your right heel to the left hip.  Again, it might take a bit of practice to fully get your leg in front of you, just be patient with yourself and go as deep as you comfortably can while still feeling the stretch.
  • Stay here or walk your hands out in front of you to deepen the stretch. Hold for at least 5 breaths.
  • Repeat this pose with the left knee bent.

And that’s it!  I hope you enjoyed this quick stretching guide to unlock your hips.  I like to practice this at least 3 times a week and especially after a long cardio session like cycling! Let me know what you think in the comments, I’d love to hear from you for realz!

Remember, you can always pair a healthy diet and exercise with some delicious and healthy paleo recipes.  Have a paleo recipe of your own?  Submit it here and we’ll take a look, sharing is caring!

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