Boat pose

Tight hip flexors? Change the way you do this exercise.

This post is for you, my running friends! And anyone else who has short, tight hip flexors…

The exercise above is called boat pose. Many people practice variations of it to strengthen the abdominal muscles. A common variation is double leg lowering, where the legs are lowered and raised. This pose can work to strengthen the abdominals, but when we feel this pose mainly in the muscles on the top of the thighs, the hip flexor muscles are doing the work.

Why might this be the case?


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