Hip mobility is important for all of us. It helps us do everyday moves. It helps us do athletic/sporting moves. It can help protect against dodgy knees and backs and general aches and pains. In short, it lets us move better, move more and move safer. So here is a quick and easy routine for almost anyone to improve their hip mobility. There are only 4 stretches involved and it only takes 3 minutes, so you don't have any excuses (you can even do it in the advert breaks of X Factor!) So here goes...
I coach everyone to do the squat as well as they possibly can. Doesn't matter who they are.
My stroke clients should squat because it helps them get up and out of their chair. This means they are not confined to their chairs for the rest of their lives, so they have a much improved quality of life.
My every day clients should squat because stronger lower body muscles help keep their joints healthy and working for years to come.