In our latest video blog, AchievePTC Coach Sofia Marin demonstrates a hip distraction exercise to help increase hip flexion, improve hip mobility and help you achieve a more aerodynamic position on the bike.
Functional hip mobility is essential to health and performance on the bike, particularly since most aero cycling positions require deep hip flexion.
If hip mobility is limited or dysfunctional (which is particularly common for people who spend several hours per day seated at desks or in cars), you can develop problematic compensatory patterns that often lead to injury.
In addition to regular foam rolling and stretching of the glutes and hip flexor muscles, you can use this band distraction exercise to increase hip flexion and help relieve hip capsule impingement. It’s a simple way to see fast results and increase your range of motion – Give it a try!
Tools: 1 Resistance Band or bicycle tube
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