hey guys was hoping you could help me with your routines "stretches" to keeps your hips loose. i notice that trowing my leg through as i get older becomes more difficult. thanks in advance
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Last edited by es-dot; Feb 23, 2013 at 04:14 PM.
Feb 23, 2013, 03:38 PM #2
Doggy style "stretches" seems to keep my hips in good shape
Feb 23, 2013, 08:04 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
- Hilton Head Island - OB, SD
Albeit awkward and semi-gay, the yoga for surfers DVD shows you some really good stretches for your pre-surf, post surf and during surf exercises. Its really basic stuff, not even real "Yoga", but its enough to get you loosened up before a surf or on your days between swells.
With that being said, simple calisthenics will do the trick. Just simple team sports/track and field stretching will suffice... Hardest part is finding motivation to do it
Feb 23, 2013, 09:26 PM #4
P90x yoga works really well for surfing. It involves a lot of popup-like movements.
thanks for the tips much appreciated
Feb 23, 2013, 11:58 PM #6Member
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- Dec 2011
I like the "figure 4" stretch. Lay on your back like a sit up, feet flat on the floor. My left hip gets sore so i cross my left leg to my right. Basically putting my ankle to my femur just above my knee. I put my left arm in between my legs, using both arms i try to pull my right leg to my chest. Take your elbow and use it to try to push your opposite knee away. This is hard to explain, google may have a picture. As Dawnpatrol was saying the doggy style hip flexor stretches are your best bet.
Feb 24, 2013, 12:44 AM #7
i keep loose with dope and crack