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You can’t work out if the pain in your butt was from all the squats you’ve done. And then you remember you haven’t been to the gym in three years, so it couldn’t possibly be that.
Glute & hip pain doesn’t just happen from doing exercise to give us sore muscles – it also happens from being sedentary, aka sitting on your butt doing nothing.
You look back to all those times you spent sitting down at your desk working and realised that your office job you’ve had for the past 6 years has finally given you a tight butt; just not the kind of tight butt you wanted.
We all like a tight butt, but not that kind of tight that feels like we’ve been stabbed in the hip. Our hips take a beating when we sit for long periods of time, so stretch it out. This stretch alleviates the tightness we get through the lower back and hips.
1. Lift one leg up, placing the ankle to the opposite knee. Press the knee down towards the floor until you feel a stretch through the hip/glute. To further the stretch hinge forward reaching your tailbone behind you and aiming your bellybutton towards your shin. This will help to keep your spine long. Hold and breath for 30 seconds, repeating both sides.
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