Hip tightness and pinching in the hip joint can be a limiting factor in movements such as squatting or when getting into specific jiu-jitsu positions as well.
I started using the “Bear Crawl” position with a band to address this issue. This technique is great because it addresses the hip joint on multiple levels.
First the joint moves through its available range actively, then the mobilization band is used to focus on the hip capsule addressing the “joint glide,” as well as to create additional space in the hip joint to give clearance from the tissue pinching up into the capsule, and third the muscles surrounding the hip are activated allowing the muscles to fire and wake up which provides for a more complete and thorough technique that actually works well and quickly.
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