Unlock Your Hip Flexors: The Key to Strength & Vitality
Your hips are the bridge between your upper body and lower body. They are at the center of your body’s movement.
Sitting within its well and lower spine is the psoas major muscle, one of the two muscles that makes up the iliopsoas.
It’s often called the “mighty” psoas (pronounced so-az) for the many important functions it plays in the movement of your body.
The psoas is the only muscle in the human body connecting the upper body to the lower body.
The muscle attaches to the vertebrae of the lower spine, moves through the pelvis and connects to a tendon at the top of the femur. It also attaches to the diaphragm, so it’s connected to your breathing, and upon it sits all the major organs.
A functioning psoas muscle creates a neutral pelvic alignment, stabilizes the hips, supports the lower spine and abdomen, supports the organs in the pelvic and abdominal cavity and gives you greater mobility and core strength.
When it functions well, it has the power to…
… help you achieve peak performance day after day after day.
… rapidly drop ugly body fat that stubbornly clings to your body.
… train harder, heavier and gain strength faster than you thought possible.
… hit your peak of sexual health.
… flood your mind and body with renewed energy and vigor.
Put simply, this muscle is the core of activity in your body. So, when it’s out of balance or if the psoas tightens, there are serious consequences which flow throughout the body.
And there’s one activity, in particular, that’s the sworn enemy of your psoas muscle…
The No. 1 activity that’s making you weaker, fatter and is KILLING your sex life
Sitting is harmful
It may be the most harmless activity known to man, but it’s also one of the biggest dangers to your health.
Even if you’re the most active of athletes, you may still suffer from a tight psoas due to the amount of time you spend each day planted to a chair.
Weakness, shortening and tightness develops in the muscle through sitting for extended periods of time, poor sleep posture and even stress and tension.
Here are 3 ways that sitting is killing your physical and emotional health:
Wonder why your stomach still sticks out even though you’re hammering the core exercises every day? It’s a common myth that bulging belly is due to weak abdominal muscles. The real cause is likely to be tight psoas muscles, which cause the lower back to curve pushing out the stomach. When the psoas works properly it pulls the abdomen back tucking the tummy in, giving you a strong, flat stomach.
Fat loss inhibitor
As the body’s “fight or flight” muscle, your psoas is deeply connected to our natural survival instinct. It instantly tightens in moments of danger to either protect you (in a fetal position) or help you run, fueled by the release of adrenaline. However, if your psoas is constantly tight, it signals to the body you are in constant danger, leading to overworking of the adrenal glands. When this happens, your immune system suffers and your body automatically switches into fat storing mode in anticipation of danger. Can’t shift that weight? Blame your-hips also known as your “survival muscle”.
Lack of sexual performance
Sitting all day causes your-hips to become stuck in a forward thrust position. This leads to pulling on the lower back and decreased blood flow and circulation through the-hips and to where it matters.
Sitting is your enemy in the quest to discover peak health, because of the wide-ranging impact it causes to your most vital muscle.
What your physician ISN’T telling you… and what they don’t know
Diagnosing tight hip-flexors is tricky.
If you’ve seen a therapist or physician, chances are they weren’t able to pinpoint the issue.
Buried so deep within your abdomen, it’s no wonder identifying it as the root cause of any of your symptoms is difficult to do.
It’s why tight hip-flexors are left undiagnosed and untreated for far too long, as physicians look for a simpler explanation.
So understand that this it’s not your fault.
However, knowing this hands you the power to finally do something about it before it’s too late.
Why “Static” Stretching Alone Isn’t the Answer
Knowing you have tight hip-flexors is one thing.
Knowing how to fix your hip-flexors is another challenge altogether.
If you trust so-called experts on Youtube and online, they’ll have you believe it’s simply a case of holding a few static stretches for a period of time to try and lengthen the muscle.
Or rolling around with a tennis ball stuck to your-hip (as if that will really make any difference).
It takes more than a tennis ball and foam roller to unlock-your-hip-flexors… and doing it wrong could cause even MORE damage.
The reason few people manage to fix their hip-flexors is simple.
It’s really a hard area to reach.
If you see how the psoas is attached within your body, it’s buried deep inside your core making it tough to access. It’s a hard muscle to find, let alone train.
Static Stretching Has Its Place – But You Need To Attack Your Hips With A Variety Of Movements.
It’s little wonder why trying to loosen it requires more than a simple static hip-flexor stretch.
You’ve probably found you’re spending (or wasting) hours of your time stretching this way only to find it’s having minimal effect.
That’s because you need to attack the muscle from a variety of angles using a variety of exercise techniques and modalities in order to “unpack” the muscle in the right way.
The truth is, you can learn to release your tight hip-flexors on your own.
If you think of your psoas as a combination safe lock, there are several numbers that will unlock it but they need to be entered in the right order.
There are a number of specific movements beyond simple static stretching you can use to unlock-and-loosen-your-hips, legs and back.
Introducing… “Unlock Your Hip Flexors: The Key to Strength & Vitality”
Unlock Your Hip Flexors: The Key to Strength & Vitality gives you a practical, easy-to-follow program you can use today for instantly releasing your hip flexors for more strength, better health and all day energy.
Working with Rick, we’ve created a great program – Unlock Your Hip Flexors: The Key to Strength & Vitality – that is quite simply Done-For-You.
Rick has pulled together a “sequential flow” designed just for you composed of 10 carefully selected exercises, including PNF Stretching, Static Stretching, Dynamic Stretching, 3-Dimensional Core Stability Exercises, Mobility Exercises, Fascia Stretching and Muscle Activation.
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