Self-Myofascial Release Hip Flexor/Quads-Foam Roller

by Anthony Carey, MA

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Self-myofascial release for the quads and hip flexors can be a critical part of anybody's program because our hip flexors in our society are typically very tight from overuse and sitting so much. First, start working on one of your secondary hip flexors, the tensor fascia latae muscle, and tip your pelvis forward to get at that upper outer hip. As you progress through the movement and get some release through that muscle group, turn more so that your pelvis is rotated toward the floor and get more toward the front of that upper right hip, eventually progressing your way down toward the knee slightly orienting the rotation of the leg a little bit trying to find those tender points. If you want to increase the intensity or progress this exercise, use something with more of a direct contact, such as a tennis ball where the point in the pressure will be much greater over a specific area. If you want to regress it slightly, use something that's a little bit more forgiving and spreads the pressure a little bit more, such as a medicine ball.

About the Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA

Anthony Carey, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Anthony is also the inventor of the Core-Tex.