I wanted to show you perfect form for a squat from a side view. My knees are at 90 degrees which is a safer ROM than just going to 80, 85 degrees if your ankles, knees and hips are flexible enough. In fact, I explain everything in my latest article for Online Harbour above.
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Here I’m demonstrating a great way to fully target all of the muscle fibers of the hip flexor muscle group. Since some of the muscle fibers attach to the spine, I’m laterally flexing to the opposite side.
If you don’t have a ball, simply lean your hand on your knee. Be sure to lean forward of the right knee seen here. Plus you can pulse gently. Hold about 20-30 seconds.
The hip flexors can get tight with athletics especially running and cycling. They can also tighten up and shorten if you sit a lot. The danger is that when this happens, it can affect the mechanics of your lower back and manifest in pain and discomfort. I hope this is helpful!
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After my sand run, I make this quick and easy little mixture. I use the Vega pea protein powder and add fresh, cold brewed tea, an organic apple, fresh ginger, some greens and a sprinkle of cinnamon, all organic. Voila! I’ll drink a glass and save some for later when I’m feeling empty and hungry. It does the trick!