If you spend a lot of time each day sitting, there’s a good chance your hip flexor muscles are too tight. This can cause all kinds af health problems like nagging joint pain, bad posture and even trouble sleeping and digestive problems.
When it’s functioning properly the psoas muscle creates a neutral pelvic alignment, stabilizes the hips, supports the lower spine and abdomen, supports the organs in the pelvic and abdominal cavity and gives you greater mobility and core strength.
If you want to check whether or not your psoas is too tight, try this simple test.
If so, here’s a simple exercise you can do to quickly relax your hip flexors.
The hip flexors or psoas are one of your body’s most powerful, primal muscles. They form the connection between your upper and lower body. Because of our sedentary lifestyle millions of people are – often unknowlingly – suffering from all kinds of health problems.
Critical Bench has a complete program that teaches you a simple 10 minute routine you can easily do at home to release the tension in your psoas muscle. It’s called ‘Unlock Your Hip Flexors’. You can find more information about it here, or read our review of the program here.