1 Minute Pop Up Protocol
Use the first sequence anytime you need to ready and mobilize the hips. Then progress to the second sequence that uses the Pop Up Protocol to drive your breath and heart rate.
Repeat several times with the hip mobility sequence as a great active recovery for breath.
Tight hips will:
- Decrease knee range of motion
- Increase thoracic (mid) spine load
- Increase lumbar (low back) spine load
All of that increased load on the spine will increase risk of injury and lower performance.
If your hips are stiff, your body is going to force movement into the lumbar spine or in the knees and start putting torque and force on that structure. What follows is usually pain or injury.