The hip flexor is a muscle that is often strained in athletes. One of the main reasons is that the act of sitting which we all do too much these days causes this muscle group to stay tight. In this article we will discuss three key stretches that you and/or your athletes need to do daily to help alleviate this issue.
There are many components vital to running efficiency including: strength, balance, running form, start mechanics, and core stability and strength. In order to increase running speed you must consider: stride length and stride frequency. Flexibility comes into play when we consider that if your hip flexors or hamstrings is tight, then you cannot have optimal stride length. This results in less effective running mechanics.