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Hip exercises for better saddle position

This exercise is to help stop or prevent hip pain and leg tightness. It also assists the thigh to drop into a better position on the saddle especially in flat work.

This muscle also attaches onto the last 5 vertebrae and if tight not only effects leg mobility and position but causes lower back pain.

Lie on your front place spiky ball if you have one (any ball will do not to big though) place on the groin as the top. Just to the side of the iliac crest (bone bit at front of pelvis). Wiggle your glutes (bum) side to side if it does not feel tight go further down the groin line.

If you want a bigger release (only for the brave) lift leg x10 pushing hip down slightly as you lift this makes the pass muscle more superficial. Enjoy!!

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