Every year the average American worker sits for 2000 hours! What this does is tighten your hip flexors and cause a whole host of other problems. This post will address information that you NEED to know.
When you get a hip flexor injury you must heal it properly otherwise it will just keep coming back, especially if you are sitting a lot.
One of the most important parts of healing a hip flexor injury is to have an effective strengthening program after the injury is healed. To have an effective program we need to have a solid core of strengthening exercises to perform; at the base of your strengthening program should be leg raises.
Hip Flexor Injury Rehab Exercise: Leg Raises
Leg raises are phenomenal exercises because they work just about every hip flexor muscle that you have. They do require a substantial effort, so it is best initially to focus on doing just a few controlled repetitions rather than trying to do a high amount of sloppy repetitions.
- To perform leg raises lie flat on the ground with your hands at your sides
- Lift your legs in a slow, controlled motion as high as you can
- Lower your legs slowly, again in a movement that is as controlled as possible
If you base your Hip Flexor injury recovery program off of leg raises, you will see significant improvements in strength.