Tight hips can happen for all kinds of reasons, but they are especially common in people who sit a lot. Aside from discomfort, the problem with having overly tight hips is that they can lead to postural issues and increase the likelihood of injuries during exercise and other everyday activities. The standing hip stretch is a great way to target tight hips and keep your body moving properly.
Could this help you?
If your hips feel tight, or if you have mild stiffness in your lower back, the standing hip stretch is worth
The standing hip stretch is good for the lateral/outside parts of your hips, including the tensor fascia latae (TFL), gluteus minimus, gluteus maximus and some of the long attachments associate with each muscle.
For a deep posterior stretch, see the spiderman hip stretch.
For anterior hips, see the lunge.
For hamstrings and adductors tightness, see the JCVD stretch.
What you"ll need
When starting out, use a door frame or other suitable stable object to hang onto for balance. As you become comfortable with this stretch, you may find that you are able to do it anywhere without the need for something to balance against.
Improve the mobility of your lateral hips and reduce hip and/or lower back discomfort.
The hip is a ball and socket joint, so certain degrees of freedom are important in every position of the joint for improving function and mobility. This stretch uses a lateral shift in the hips followed by the addition of a cross-plane motion in three basic positions to restore the ability of your hip tissues to move normally (see the video below for a demonstration).