E125: Hip Flexor Strain Explained

have you wondered what actually creates

a hip flexor strain well I'm gonna go

over that today this is a more technical

video but it's very important to

understand that you have one side of the

hip flexor the other side of the hip

flexor and both of them cannot move at

the same time if the other one is gonna

pull hard we're gonna go over a skeleton

model enjoy and share with friends


now looking at hip conditions we really

have to address the entire cavity here

the core the backside the front of the

sides the front side the the diaphragm

the pelvic floor which all control

keeping these things together let's just

say this is easy for a lot of people

understand if I bring this up and if I

can track this so this is the rectus

abdominus it'll raise this portion which

will then affect these which then affect

muscles coming off of this and down into

the hip so another example as well as if

we have this is like the hip flexor

attaches to the lumbar spine on the

sides and I'll do on this other side as

you can see so right there

okay comes down and it passes right

through there and in the bony landmark

example I said that this is the spot

we're looking for right here so diving

right in you'll feel the tenon right

there but really the hip flexors goal is

to contract and flex the hip okay we

want this area to remain stable right

here when it's attached the spine the

yellow way can do that if we stabilize

the area that stabilizes it okay so if

we can track the hip flex from this side

sloppy its gonna pull this thing forward

and you can see when I'm pulling it here

actually I'll put on the other side so

you can see when I'm pulling it actually

it's moving the spine okay

and it's compressing this side it's

opening this side up it's compressing

the disk and it's making the hip flexor

work really really hard to do what it's

trying to do which is move the hip up

right okay so the hip flexor as well as

the hamstring let's say on this side

here we have it right here let's say it

comes down this way okay if you have

tightness in the hamstring and we're

rotating we're rotating this thing up

this whole this whole ilium we're

rotating it up right there on the

backside though right there so what's

happening is it's stretching this

hamstring and it's making it feel tight

when really have an issue mainly with

this thing dropping forward again how do

we address that

we need to make it so we're working the

things which can elevate this up which

we'll put this in a better position now

it's not only the rectus abdominus like

I'm demonstrating here actually that's

that's one of the least ones of our


it's the ones on the side it's the deep

core it's the diaphragm it's the pelvic


it's things actually the air pressure in

here as well we call intra-abdominal

pressure which is why we focus on

breathing bracing so much in the office

here so if you have more questions on

this I have an entire section on our

podcast on hip ive hip experts I have

hip rehab I believe it's in the high 20s

but there's a few industry experts which

are they explain it very very well and

then we're talking mainly about this

part so if you have any questions feel

free to contact me on p2 Sports CARICOM

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