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How to Foam Roll Your Hip Flexors

Learn how to foam roll your hip flexors in this Howcast video featuring certified NYC trainer Amanda Edell.

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So I'm going to demonstrate how to foam roll your hip flexor. So the hip flexors often get very, very tight just from a matter of walking, from walking up steps, from cycling, from running. This is a very common area that gets very, very tight. So to foam roll the hip flexor, you're going to lie the roller down just like this. It's going to start out. . .I would focus on one leg at a time. So I'm going to show you how to focus starting with the right leg. It's all the way in the top of your quadricep area, and you're just going to kind of roll as high as you can get on that one point, on that one given area, and just kind of roll back and forth here. You can kind of turn inward toward the front of the hip flexor and then kind of roll to your side. Again, it's a little bit of a hard area to get, but a lot of the time when you're consistent with it, it will get easier and less painful. When I first started rolling the hip flexor, it felt like, almost like a dull pain. Since I'm consistent with it, it really doesn't feel like much now. But it is a very important area to get on the body because of the tightness that often occurs here. And that's how you foam roll your hip flexor.

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