Knowing you have tight hip flexors is one thing.
Knowing how to fix your hip flexors is another challenge altogether.
If you trust so-called experts on Youtube and online, they'll have you believe it's simply a case of holding a few static stretches for a period of time to try and lengthen the muscle.
Or rolling around with a tennis ball stuck to your hip (as if that will really make any difference).
It takes more than a tennis ball and foam roller to unlock your hip flexors…and doing it wrong could cause damage.
The reason few people manage to fix their hip flexors is simple.
It's really a hard area to reach.
Your psoas is buried deep inside your core, making it tough to access. It's a hard muscle to find, let alone train.
So it's little wonder why trying to loosen it requires more than a simple static hip flexor stretch.
If you’ve found you're spending (or wasting) time stretching this way only to find it's having minimal effect, that is why.
That's because you need to attack the muscle from a variety of angles using a variety of exercise techniques and modalities in order to "unpack" the muscle in the right way.
The truth is, you can learn to release your tight hip flexors on your own.
You can think of your psoas as a combination safe lock, there are certain exercise combinations that will unlock it. You just need to know the code. [38-45]
And, there are a number of specific movements beyond simple static stretching you can use to unlock and loosen your hips, legs and back.