FOUR REASONS WHY HIP FLEXORS FEEL TIGHT WHEN RUNNING



REASON:


They are being asked to do too much during early swing as the calf isn't strong enough to generate enough force for propulsion.


FIX:


Calf raises can help.




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REASON:


They're weak and fatigue easily, creating a feeling of 'perceived' tightness.


FIX:


Hip flexion strength work can help.





REASON:


They are genuinely tight and there's a barrier to hip extension.




FIX:


Eccentric loading into hip extension can help.




And this.




REASON:


An anterior pelvic tilt and lumbar extension is utilised as a strategy as opposed to true hip extension - leading to an over-reliance on the hip flexors.


FIX:


Learn to hinge on a neutral pelvis to achieve full hip extension without anterior pelvic tilt.





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