hip mobility concern
i'm trying to improve it. in addition to static stretches, i recently started doing "Joe D's Agile Eight"
one of the drills, rollover into "V" sits, is causing me pain.
for visual reference, it's the first drill in this video:
when i throw out my legs while rolling forward, my hip joints pop like crazy. it kinda feels like there's little rocks in the hip joint and the bone is grinding on them as it rotates. anyways, it hurts kinda bad (and it stays with me as a dull ache for a few hours), i guess i'm wondering if it's something that will go away if i continue stretching, or if it's a problem that i shouldn't mess with. i had a similar experience with side lunges a while back, and the popping went away after a few weeks of doing them, but then it was never near as severe as it is with this stretch. for the record, i've been doing the agile eight for about a week and i wasn't really worried about it until today cuz the pain has been progressively getting worse.
If you keep up with the agile 8 and be consistent with it, your hip mobility will really increase
A v-sit stretch is important. The roll-over portion - not so much. The load on a rounded lumbar probably isn't too bad, but when you're doing stretches and mobility work, it's something to be mindful of (and avoid doing excessively).
Stretching and mobility work, just like anything else, should be progressive. Pain is not a good sign that things are improving.
ok, thanks guys. i was probably being to "aggressive" with the movement; will adjust accordingly.
"The Only Three Stretches You Need"
The seated 90/90. I don't keep my chest up, I lean forward. I can't say enough how much this has helped my hip mobility and it's only been 2 days since I found this stretch: