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Blog Tag: couch to 5k

How To Relieve Tight Hip Flexors

As a runner your hip flexors are one of the common muscle groups that becomes tighter and can cause a number of problems if left untreated. 

Not sure what or where your hip flexors are?

They are the group of muscles that help to bend forwards at the hips and raise your leg you your waist. 

They include these muscles in your body

  • Iliopsoas
  • rectus femoris
  • tensor fasciae latae
  • sartorius

Your hip flexors don't just get tight from running, if you have a desk based job or do a lot of driving this can also be a problem as your hip is in a flexed position and this can lead to the muscle getting shorter before you have exercised and put any tension through it. 

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Road to Recovery and Beyond

Lots of you know the my story of why I became a PT after seriously injuring my back and being told I would never play football again by a consultant.

Fortunately for me, my Physio at the time was amazing and helped me to see a silver lining to it all and we changed the way I trained and found different sports for me to do, gradually building up the strength in by back and whole body.

This is the approach I take with a lot of my clients.

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Is it really possible to go from injured to sub 30 min 5k in 6 weeks?

12 people this weekend came to my SOLD OUT workshop, and left with exercises they could take into their training to get the fitter and stronger. Most of them had come of the back of being injured or were worried they were going to get injured as they increased their training over the next few months as they build up to the bigger distances.

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