Posts Tagged with "hip flexor stretch"

The Difference Between Good and Bad Stiffness

Get your mind out of the gutter, I’m talking about muscles here. Having “tight” or “stiff” muscles is often viewed as a bad thing. Not Jillian Michaels trying to teach a kettlebell swing bad, but bad nonetheless. And, truth be told, it can be. When someone presents with a (true) muscular length limitation there are… Read more

The “Real” vs. “BS” Hip Flexor Stretch

I for one fall into the camp that static stretching is often over-prescribed; an easy default recommendation for some fitness professionals too lazy to dig a little deeper. “Tight” hamstrings? Go stretch those bad boys. “Tight” hip flexors? Better go stretch! Bad hair day? Go stretch. I don’t feel static stretching is a complete waste of… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Half Kneeling Vertical Pallof Press

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Pallof presses – and all their variations. While I’ve definitely curbed my views with regards to core training and the whole anti-everything mantra most of the fitness industry adopted in recent years (lets be honest:  it’s perfectly okay for the spine to go into flexion every… Read more