Unlock Your Hip Flexors – Review
If you’re a cube rat like me, you’re probably doing damage to your hip flexors every day.
“Hogwash!” you may say. But please consider the evidence.
Let’s talk about the hip flexors
Reducing the amount you sit per day improves blood sugar by improving insulin response, as well as circulation and other systemic benefits. But it has skeletal impact as well. Sitting leads to tight hips and a bad back.
Sitting leads to tight hips because when you’re seated, your hip flexors (your psoas) shorten.
With shortened hip flexors from too much sitting, lower back pain and hip pain is very common in yoga and other bodyweight fitness practices.
Shortened hip flexors because of excessive sitting might cause an anterior pelvic tilt, which is when your back is a little too rounded and puts your spine out of alignment. Weak abs, glutes and hamstrings can contribute too.
With extended periods of anterior tilt, your hip socket becomes compressed. This leads to pulling and shifting of joints, tendons, and muscles around the lower back; which can decrease blood flow and circulation, as well as delay nerve response to the hips.
Maybe you’re with me and you recognize that extensive sitting and tight hip flexors are impeding your fitness. Surely, you can just do a simple hip flexor stretch that you might find online and call it a day, right?
Is that enough?
I think you need more, and this book just may be the answer.
Rick Kaselj and Certified Personal Trainer Mike Westerdal have developed this 63-page guide that explains everything you need to know about the hip flexor and how to maximize your health by optimizing it.
It covers everything you’ll need to know including:
- Biomechanics of the hip flexor
- The psoas as the Fight or flight Muscle
- The hip flexor’s impact on your sex life
- How tight hips lead to fat buildup
- How tight hips can make you look fat.
- Why stretching alone isn’t the answer
- A complete exercise program that can address the core issues that includes:
- dynamic stretches
- static stretches
- fascial stretches
- mobility exercises
- muscle activations
How does Unlock your Tight Hip Flexors compare to other similar programs?
While there are a number of stretching programs available online, many tend to focus only on static stretching and don’t properly explain muscle biomechanics. In my opinion, that biomechanical explanation is what provides me the motivation to understand WHY I should do these exercises and therefore makes it more compelling.
Are there bonuses?
Yes. You’ll receive an anti-inflammatory diet guide and an ebook explaining how to loosen your hamstrings. The hamstrings book is particularly useful because the flexors and hamstring work opposite each other, and keeping your mid section flexible is shown to have so many benefits.
The Unlock Your Hip Flexors program is thorough, provides great fitness reading material for people having problems in this area, and is authored by an injury expert and a certified personal trainer. For the price, this is hard to beat!
The add-on sales after purchase, along with the fact that this is a single set of exercises, is why this product’s rating was in the upper 8s, rather than the 9s. Don’t worry though– it’s a very very good value for the money.