Quadruped Inferior Posterior Hip Mobilization – Band
HOW: Anchor a strong band at about waist height if you are kneeling down. Loop the band around one hip at the top of your thigh/groin. Face away from the anchor and create tension in the band. Place both knees on the ground under your hips and each hand underneath your shoulders. In this half quadruped, tuck your hips inward by performing a posterior pelvic tilt (if you had a tail, think of tucking it under your hips). From here, let your bodyweight and the band pull your hips forward. Use your glutes to dynamically push forwards and backwards for the prescribed amount of reps or time.
FEEL: You should feel a stretch in the front of your hip. You should also feel the muscles in the back of your hip working.
COMPENSATION: Keep your back flat, don’t arch your back. Maintain the posterior pelvic tilt.