What about the whole hip flexor motion? I can tell ya from trial and error. I’m not sure how much of this comes from my experience as a belly dancer, but I do believe my hips are flexed a little bit (for now), not that I have a problem with this, but I do find it’s hard to keep my arms in the proper position. I also have more of a round hip. So that can make things harder when it comes to posture and I guess a few people probably think I have a huge problem with hips. I’m not sure if anyone does, but I have noticed a bit (and you don’t have to be a dancer to know that) that the way a dancer rolls his legs tends to exaggerate hip motion and maybe that is part of it.
Any other suggestions for hip flexion?
Just doing a few basic stretches (or maybe some more advanced stuff) would be great.
Thanks for the AMA, and I’m glad you’re comfortable talking about how to work on posture.
I am a belly dancer and I did notice an interesting phenomenon about my hip flexion/extension. I’d notice that my hip-floss was pretty loose when I was standing on end, and my hip flexions tended to be stiffer when I was walking. I also noticed some posture problems when I moved from walking to sitting. If I’m walking with my feet up in the air and my hip flexions are stiff, I can’t maintain a lot of hip extension if I’m standing, which is kind of weird. I didn’t notice anything about my posture when I was sitting down.
Thanks for doing this AMA, and I’m glad you’re comfortable talking about how to work on posture.
I’ll add something to the questions you asked, which was how I’ve been able to increase the power and range of motion of my hip flexors. I have been doing a ton of hip extension work with the foam roller (I found this after reading about it), and while my hip flexors are still limited, I’ve found my hip extension ranges have increased considerably.
Can hip extension be improved with the weight of your pelvis?
Just a thought – what if your pelvis had the opposite effect? It is possible to stretch a hip flexor, stretch a hip flexors to a point where they do some power stretching, stretch a hip flexors to a point where they no longer stretch with the use
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