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⬆️ – Click the link to view the easiest way to stretch your hip flexor & how to properly perform a glute bridge!

Do tight hip flexors correlate to glute weakness? YES 👍🏻

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Janda described upper and lower crossed syndromes and how they create muscle imbalances and here we are going to discuss the effects of the lower crossed syndrome associated with an anterior pelvic tilt posture

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Pretty much what the “syndromes” are saying is that tight/facilitated muscles create weak/inhibited muscles

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A study that will be discussed further in a future post concluded that individuals with tighter hip flexors have less EMG activity (muscular activity) in their glutes which results in decreased power 👎🏻

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So to sum this all up… hip flexor mobility is IMPORTANT and will result in increased power output during Olympic lifts

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As you are working on your glutes with maybe a back squat or deadlift program, you may want to also focus on hip flexor mobility just as much 👍🏻

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References

Van Gelder LH, Hoogenboom BJ, Alonzo B, Briggs D, Hatzel B. EMG Analysis and Sagittal Plane Kinematics of the Two-Handed and Single-Handed Kettlebell Swing: A Descriptive Study. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015;10(6):811‐826.

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