Stay injury free with only five moves.
However much we may run or work out, the majority of us with office jobs are still sitting for most of the day. And since running actually shortens your hip flexors, this means our hips are probably super tight.
“Working from home equals a lot of sitting in dining chairs or the couch,” says trainer Charlee Atkins, C.S.C.S. “That is not conducive to hip mobility.”
If you aren’t regularly doing stretches and exercises to loosen them, a potential injury may be right around the corner.
Atkins uses this five-move mini band routine to get up and moving. Think of the series as an accessory to leg day that will get you primed to go—or even as something you can do separately from your workout just to stay loose.
Watch the video above, and perform each exercise for 45 seconds, then rest for 15 seconds:
- Quadruped Hip Extension (Right and Left)
- Lateral Band Walk
- Squat Duck Walk
- Clamshell (Right and Left)