Hip Strengthening and Mobility Exercises for Runners

The weak link in many runners is their hips. Most likely your hip flexors are tight, and your glutes and the smaller stabilizing muscles are weak. This often leads to Patellofemoral pain syndrome, more commonly known as "runners knee," Iliotibial band syndrome and tight lower backs. How does this happen?

It starts with lack of strength training and mobility exercises, poor running mechanics, overuse, and sitting for long periods of time. These eight exercises will help loosen the hip flexors, and strengthen the surrounding stabilizing muscles. Finding the time to execute these exercises can save you from time off due to injury.

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