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    Tight Hip Flexors

    Hi all,

    I have super tight hip flexors, along with very loose hip joints. Keep getting bad charlie horses when I train, and difficult to do a lot of movements properly like squats.

    Any suggestions?
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    Originally Posted by thezwashere View Post
    Hi all,

    I have super tight hip flexors, along with very loose hip joints. Keep getting bad charlie horses when I train, and difficult to do a lot of movements properly like squats.

    Any suggestions?
    Do you sleep on your side?
    Eat heavy and lift peanut butter
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    Do you stretch them?
    Do you sit a lot at work or anytime?
    Do a search for hip flexor stretched and start implementing them.
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    Originally Posted by akghostrider View Post
    Do you sleep on your side?
    Yes, actually.
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    Originally Posted by Garage Rat View Post
    Do you stretch them?
    Do you sit a lot at work or anytime?
    Do a search for hip flexor stretched and start implementing them.
    Have been stretching, but hasn't made a big difference yet. My job is primarily sedentary.
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    hip mobility is key. my favorite stretch for this is to kneel with one knee down like a lunge and push your hip forward. this should be a daily thing to losen them muscles and allow the muscles to adapt to the added range.
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    Thanks!
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    The root cause of tight hip flexors in my case was actually in my lower back - hip abductors to be specific. Not saying this is your issue, just that they can react to a problem elsewhere by tightening up. Stretching them won't help in this instance. I got over my issue by doing hip abduction exercises with mild resistance and full ROM.
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