Here’s the truth: Most people don’t realize the cause of their problems is tight hip flexors.The impact the hips had on the whole body never occurred to me until I saw the effect of tight hip flexors had on the health and well-being of my wife after she gave birth.It was only then that I truly understood the magnitude of the problem.We’re not just talking about a bit of soreness; tight hip flexors are the root cause of problems such as:
Nagging joint pains in your legs, lower back or hips
Walking with discomfort
Hips locking up
Sluggishness in day to day life
Compromised Immune System
Loss of sexual performance
Lack of Explosiveness in the gym or sports
If any of these sound familiar to you, don’t worry because you’re not alone.Tight hip flexors affect nearly everybody, but few realize the impact on your whole body.Again, everything flows through the hips.Think of the hips as a barometer. The health and flexibility of your hip muscles are an indicator of the strength and health of our whole body.
Your hips are the bridge between your upper body and lower body. They are at the center of your body’s movement.Sitting within the well of your hip and lower spine is the psoas major muscle, one of the two muscles that makes up the iliopsoas.It’s often called the “mighty” psoas(pronounced so-az) for the many important functions it plays in the movement of your body.The psoas is the only muscle in the human body connecting the upper body to the lower body.The muscle attaches to the vertebrae of the lower spine, moves through the pelvis and connects to a tendon at the top of the femur. It also attaches to the diaphragm, so it’s connected to your breathing, and upon it sits all the major organs.A functioning psoas muscle creates a neutral pelvic alignment, stabilizes the hips,supports the lower spine and abdomen, supports the organs in the pelvic and abdominal cavity and gives you greater mobility and core strength.
When it functions well, it has the power to…