Tight Hip Flexors


@Nate there is a previous podcast episode where you talked about some method you learned for grabbing and stretching your hip flexor muscles (if I am remembering correctly). What was that episode, or maybe just what was your method?


Couch Stretch & Seated Hip Stretch usually hit the spot (+ other areas) for me.


For stuff like this, I go to YouTube and search for “tight hip flexors” and then find videos from a physical therapist like this one:

And then try some of the exercises, and use the ones that prove effective for me.


I’m thinking of one specifically where Nate was talking about digging his fingers into his leg, grabbing around the tendon (or whatever it is), and “strumming” it like a guitar string or something. How did that one work specifically?


I believe that was IT band. This year before mid July (because I mentioned it to someone complaining about IT band issues on a ride on July 13). It may have been after the main podcast because he was trying to demo on the video feed.


:blush: oh yeah…I definitely meant IT band


It was the IT band. I put my leg out to the side, then while the leg is relaxed I put my fingers below my IT band and slightly pull up until it’s just barely hurts.

I then keep it there until I feel it release, I then move up and down my leg until pulling up doesn’t hurt anymore.