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Denne artikkelen av Mike Westerdal, © 1999-2017 - Healing Through Movement, forklarer grundig hvorfor det er så viktig med vel fungerende hoftebøyere. Avstandet fra utspring til feste er kortere i sittende stilling enn når vi står og går, hvilket gjør at muskelen kan bli forkortet av mye sitting. Det kan lede til smerter i ryggen, spesiellt når vi reiser oss opp. Ofte går det seg litt til når vi har gått en stund, men smertene kan bli mer kroniske over tid. Arbeids stoler som gir en 'sadel-lignende' sittestilling med mer utstrakte ben (ikke 90 graders bøying i hoften) kan være forebyggende og fordelaktig for mange. Eksempel på 'sadel-stol' er Capisco fra Håg og Back App. En fin måte å tøye hoftebøyeren finns som siste bilde på https://ryggakutten.no/ovelser-selvhjelp-22088s.html
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Discover Your Body's Primal Muscle That helps Reduce Pain, Promote Weight Loss, Enhance Your Strength Training And Increase Energy when it's relaxed!
You might be surprised to learn it's tight hip flexors.You see, our hip flexors are the engine through which our bodies move. They control balance, our ability to sit, stand, twist, reach, bend, walk and step. Everything goes through the hips. And when the hip flexors tighten it can lead to a host of problems, even in seemingly healthy and active individuals.
Before I reveal how loads of people end up having tight hip flexors yet never realize it, let me introduce myself.
My name is Mike Westerdal and I'm a national best-selling fitness author, sports nutrition specialist, personal trainer, Iron Man magazine contributor and founder of the popular strength training site, CriticalBench.com
In a moment, I'll reveal to you a systematic, step-by-step program designed to loosen your hip flexors and unlock the hidden power in your body.
But first, let me explain just how deep-rooted the problem is.
HOW TIGHT HIPS CAN HOLD YOU BACK…
Many people don't realize that the root cause of some of their pain and other health problems might be tight hip flexors.
The impact the hips have on the whole body never occurred to me until I saw the effect tight hip flexors had on the health and well-being of my wife after she gave birth.
It was only then that I truly understood the magnitude of the problem.
Tight or locked hip flexors can contribute to the following problems:
Nagging joint pain in the legs, lower back or hips [19-26]
Walking with discomfort [19-27]
Hips locking up 
Bad posture 
Trouble sleeping 
Sluggishness in day to day life 
High anxiety 
Lack of explosiveness in the gym or sports [49-54]
Do you find it surprising that all of this might be simply caused by this one tight muscle?
Many people suffer from tight or locked hip flexors, especially those who sit for hours each day, but few realize the impact on your whole body.
Again, everything flows through the hips.
They help to support the strength and health of your entire body.
AND AT THE VERY HEART OF THIS IS THAT POWERFUL SURVIVAL MUSCLE - HIP FLEXORS
HIP FLEXORS ARE THE BODY'S MOST POWERFUL, PRIMAL MUSCLE… … THAT YOU'VE NEVER TRAINED
It may be the most harmless activity known to man, but can lead to a wide variety of issues.
Even if you're the most active of athletes, you may still suffer from a tight psoas due to the amount of time you spend each day planted to a chair.
Weakness, shortening and tightness develops in the muscle from sitting for extended periods of time, contributing to poor sleep, posture and even stress and tension.
HERE ARE 3 WAYS THAT SITTING CAN HURT PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH:
BULGING BELLY SYNDROME
My clients sometimes wonder why their stomachs stick out, even though they're hammering the core exercises every day. It's a common myth that bulging belly is due to weak abdominal muscles. The real cause is likely to be tight psoas muscles, which cause the lower back to curve, pushing out the stomach. When the psoas works properly, it pulls the abdomen back, tucking the tummy in, adding to the appearance of a strong, flat stomach.
FAT LOSS INHIBITOR
As the body's "fight or flight" muscle, your psoas is deeply connected to our natural survival instinct. It instantly tightens in moments of danger to either protect you (in a fetal position) or help you run, fueled by the release of adrenaline. However, with your psoas constantly tight, it's as though you are in constant danger. When your body is stressed, it often switches into fat storing mode in anticipation of danger. [34-36] So, if fat loss is an issue for you, tight hips might be to blame.
Sitting all day causes your hips to become stuck in a forward thrust position. This leads to pulling on the lower back and decreased blood flow and circulation through the hips. This tightness results in physical discomfort, making it more difficult to fall asleep and more likely to wake up throughout the night. 
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