Pain SUCKS. And getting old isn’t for the faint of heart. Hip and low back pain is something I keep hearing more and more about from my supreme clientele.
It can be simply nagging or downright debilitating. Why is it so bad? Well, for one thing, it’s very hard to simply avoid movements that exacerbate the pain. Pretty much every action-sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, to reaching, involves our hips and low back area. See the hips are part of a large network of joints and soft tissue. So, when we refer to this area, it’s pretty ambiguous and can mean many different parts of this region.
It’s been my experience, that when people complain of hip pain, they often have issues in other areas, specifically (like me) the low back and knees. All these parts work together, so when there’s trouble in one there’s often trouble in the other.
Interestingly, men and women experience hip discomfort differently. Women throughout the pelvic region and men often in the glute and hip flexor areas.
So, if you’ve experienced hip pain, you know it can get in the way of your day-to-day function, as well as any of your favorite pastimes.
💥Before we go any further, I just want to remind you that this information is no substitute for being seen by a medical practitioner if you have any ongoing issues-particularly related to pain and weakness.
With that…this LONGEVITY SMART MOVE should help you address the underlying weakness and dysfunction that’s likely causing your pain.
Choose the variation based on your body type and needs. Both bodies are completely NORMAL…we just need different things when it comes to selecting the best exercises for our particular build:
🤸LOOSEY-GOOSEY: Joints are SUPER LOOSE
🏋️ SUPER-STIFF: Joints are STIFF
Here’s what you’re gonna need:
-Maybe a mat
Here’s what you’re gonna do:
🔑 Practice getting into a 1/2 KNEELING POSITION and back up (Use a chair as necessary!)
-Drop step lunge backwards x 6/side (Legs hip-width apart…think Railroad Tracks!)
✔️UP/FRONT LEG…foot, knee, and hip SAME LINE!
INHALE DOWN. EXHALE UP.
🤸Complete all reps on one side and then switch!
🏋️ Alternate legs!
💥Get STRONG here FIRST! And when you feel “comfortable”…
Try this SMART MOVE:
- BREATHE anyway you want here!
- From the 1/2 KNEELING LUNGE position…PIVOT the BACK FOOT in-line with the UP/FRONT LEG (Foot, knee, and hip SAME LINE!)
- PUSH both hips back (Imagine there’s a door behind you and you want to open it with your back pockets!)
- Place both hands on the CHAIR…get STRONG here FIRST! Then eventually hands to the GROUND.
🤸Practice with LEFT LEG FORWARD!
🏋️ Practice with RIGHT LEG FORWARD! [Watch how hard it is for me:)]
✔️Stay there and repeat 6-8 attempts X 1rd to YOUR SIDE!
Make this part of your DAILY LONGEVITY MAINTENANCE routine. Let me know how you feel afterward. I’d love to know:)
Dedicated to your health and longevity, Mike
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