Just like your shoulder, your hip is a ball and socket joint. Which means it has a lot of motions to perform. What comes to mind when you think of working on your hip muscles? Squats, Bridging?
Hip muscles help move your leg front and back, out to the side and across midline. And also Rotate In and out. You have probably heard about working your Glutes. The Glutes are a set of three muscles- Gluteus Maximus, Medius, Minimus. But there are more in your butt! There are 9 muscles- some of them are more superficial, some sit deep in your butt. Yes, you need to work your glutes. They are essential for standing, lifting, walking. However, it’s also important to focus on other muscles in your butt as they have very important functions too.
Hiking has become one of the common social activities. What else is there to do while maintaining social distancing and trying to dodge the virus? Be it singles, couples or families with kids and grandparents, everyone is set out to explore the less traveled but beautiful hikes scattered around almost every neighborhood.
For the last few years, foam rolling is in the limelight for fitness enthusiasts. You might have seen variety of foam rollers in the gyms or the PT clinics. You probably own one yourself and roll your muscles frequently. Ever wondered what exactly you are achieving from all the OOhhhss and the AAahhs while foam rolling? It’s called the Good Pain- It hurts to roll but you don’t want to stop because you know it will help you or you have been told to roll through the pressure pain.
We have been told stretching is good for us! It keeps us flexible, improves our mobility, prevents injuries. Just a recap of previous post, there are 2 types of most common stretching exercises. Static stretching and dynamic stretching. I shed some light on the topic of what kind of stretching, when to do it and why are they important in my last post. Need a refresher? Head over there to read the info. In today’s post I am showing you few examples of dynamic and static stretching exercises that are great to add to your workout routine.