Part 3: Improve your hip flexion.
Let’s address the elephant in the room.
Raise your hand if you work at a computer or a desk for a living? But, Abby, I get up and move around a lot so I know I’m not sitting too much. That’s good to hear, but unfortunately the accumulated amount of time we spend sitting takes its toll on the engine that is our hips. So I ask, when was the last time you mobilized your posterior hip capsule? Performing this mobilization reduces pressure on the spine by allowing the hip to flex and extend independent of spine movement, meaning I can squat deeper without feeling my back round and quickly extend to move all those heavy plates, or I can get into a better deadlift or pulling position. Consider this your hip reset for sitting on your bum too much.