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Your Hips Don’t Lie — Two Drills To Implement For Improved Hip Mobility

Your hips don’t lie. And they’re probably screaming at you right now to pay a little attention to them.

If you want to improve your posture, increase the depth of your squats, and become more explosive and powerful, it’s crucial that your hip game is on point.

To quickly open up your hips and boost long-term mobility, this is a great quick routine that can be added into your present routine pre- or post- workout. It shouldn’t run longer than 5 minutes and anyone can do it.

If you don’t have access to Olympic standard hurdles, use mini hurdles or cones instead.


Lateral A1 + Front A1 Hurdle Mobility Drills

For beginners, do 3 sets of 5 hurdles per leg; for an intermediate/advanced routine, increase it to 4 sets x 5 hurdles per leg.

  • Lateral A1 Skips — approach the hurdles sideways, pull your toes up (dorsiflex), and swing your legs over laterally. Keep your entire body square as you move over each the hurdle.
  • Front A1 Skips — approach the hurdles straight up, drive your right leg over, cycle your left leg around and snap it down. Stay tall on your toes throughout and keep your body moving forward.


Tamara Pridgett

Tamara Pridgett

In a past life I was an All-Academic, All-American sprinter at The University of Arizona. I sporadically moved to NYC to pursue everything my heart desired and haven't looked back.

When I'm not coaching at Tone House NYC I'm drinking an iced green tea latte and obsessing over couture fashion brands like Balmain or writing my emotions away!
Tamara Pridgett
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