5 Mobility Exercises for Triathletes

Hip Extension (Traction)

Perform this movement by placing a band around your leg, all the way up to your butt crease, and create tension in the front of your hip socket. Then move into a lunge and press your body forward while engaging your glutes. This movement improves hip extension, low back pain, hip pain, and knee pain.

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Nick Mongar

Nick Mongar earned his degree in exercise science and a minor in nutrition from Iowa State University. He has multiple finishes in triathlons ranging from sprint distance to Ironman. He is a certified USA Triathlon Coach, USA Cycling Coach, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, a TRX Certified Instructor, and is currently working as an endurance sports coach for Zoom Performance and the Z3 Youth and Junior High Performance Team in Des Moines, Iowa. Visit his website at GetZoomPerformance.com.

Nick Mongar earned his degree in exercise science and a minor in nutrition from Iowa State University. He has multiple finishes in triathlons ranging from sprint distance to Ironman. He is a certified USA Triathlon Coach, USA Cycling Coach, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, a TRX Certified Instructor, and is currently working as an endurance sports coach for Zoom Performance and the Z3 Youth and Junior High Performance Team in Des Moines, Iowa. Visit his website at GetZoomPerformance.com.

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