With training jiu-jitsu, our hips frequently get compressed or we have have been tensing up the hips and hamstring muscles while training which can lead to tightness, stiffness, and even pain.
In this video, I demonstrate a great way to address tight hips and hamstrings.
This technique uses two “Monster Bands” which are thick rubber bands. We start with a hip mobilization to stretch and loosen up the tight hips. This mobilization is great at working out any tightness or pinching at the front of the hips.
Then you will incorporate the second resistance band and bring the leg up to elicit a hamstring stretch. This is a more complete and more effective stretch that not only loosens up the hips but addresses tight hamstrings as well.
You can hold for 10-15 seconds for 3-5 repetitions if you are using this technique as a warm up prior to training or increase the hold times to 30-60 seconds for a cool-down or post-training stretch.
In the video I use a “Rogue Monster Band” but you can find similar items on Amazon.com
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