Activation Drill to Help Decrease Your Hip Mobility Deficit

This exercise will highlight the mobility deficit in your hip flexors.  In fact, I bet if you are one of those players who always feels tight in the front of your hip, that you will not be able to successfully do this mobility/activation drill.

Here is exactly how to do it…

 Key Points:


  • Keep your points of contact
  • Do not bend your weight bearing knee
  • Stay tall in your torso

Start with 3 reps on each side with a 5 second hold.  If you can do that perfectly, then build up to 5 reps on each side.

If you cannot do it without your knee dropping down or your hip cramping, then try this version for a few weeks to get things working and then go back to the standing version.


Make sure you give this one a try, see how your mobility deficit measures up.

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