So much of our lower back pain comes from having tight, weak hips. This is because we don’t use them the way we should. As a consequence, the lower back has to make up the difference. By restoring our hip strength and mobility we can greatly improve the function of our entire bodies.
Bodyweight Natural Movement Routine For Your Hips
This week I put together a short circuit routine that’s designed to restore your hip function. The exercises are all basic bodyweight movements that you can make more challenging as you become stronger and more mobile. This workout requires no equipment.
The routine starts from the floor and slowly builds to a standing position. You will work your hips both front to back as well as side to side. Do the series of 6 exercises in sequence and then take a short break before repeating the circuit. Complete the circuit 3 – 5 times as your conditioning level allows.
Don’t force the movements. Use as much range of motion as you can comfortably handle. You shouldn’t feel like you have jelly legs when you’re done. You should be able to repeat the routine the following day. The idea behind this workout is that you do it regularly to alter your tissues.
I’d love to hear what you think of the routine in the comments below! If you have favorite hip exercises definitely share them! Thanks for checking out the routine and happy moving!