The New American Plague

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.

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