Hack Your Hip Stretch

Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 12.10.26 PMI didn’t invent this technique, using a resistance band to add some mobilization to a stretch is not a new idea, but it might be new to you and this is a stretch that helps any hockey goalie or skater who feels like their hips are a little ‘gummed’ up.

You know what I mean – like you can still move, but it does not feel as fluid as it could.

When you get gummed up like that you are fighting against your joints, you are fighting against that internal resistance, which decreases your efficiency (you are working harder than you need to) and it can put strain on other parts of your body like your lower back.

So give this a try to loosen up that hip, while stretching out your hamstrings.

If you cannot see the video above, just click the link below…

That’s it, that’s all – give it a try and notice the difference in the fluidity of your hips.


PS – for the parents out there looking for a suitable training program for their 10-13 year old hockey players (goalies or skaters), THIS is the program for them.