We know you’re going to love Week 3 of the June Flexibility Challenge, because this week we’re focusing on a spot that’s tight for many of us…the hips and glutes!
Because 12 Minute Athlete workouts are HIIT and circuit-based and mainly focus on total-body strength, you’re using your hips and glutes in just about every exercise. Add that to walking around on your legs every day, and it’s no wonder that so many athletes have constant tightness in these areas.
Flexibility in the hips and glutes can benefit athletes in tons of exercises such as squats, side lunges, and step ups.
Plus, staying flexible in those areas will help you with mobility in non-athletic movements like picking up something off the floor, sitting comfortably in a chair, walking up the stairs, going for a stroll…
…you get the idea. These areas are involved in so many movements, so working on getting more flexible hips and glutes is a great goal for any athlete.
Aim to do this exercise routine at least three times per week in addition to your regular workouts.
Have you been posting pictures of your progress to the 12 Minute Athlete Facebook Group and on Instagram?
Use the tags @12minuteathlete and #12MAflexibility, and you might be selected as the winner of my favorite foam roller and a signed copy of the 12 Minute Athlete book!
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