10-17-2011, 11:13 AM
Are hip abduction and adduction exercises beneficial for kicking? My hip flexibility is already quite poor, but my working these muscles using machines, will my flexibility suffer?
10-17-2011, 11:40 AM
It won't make it worse, but you'll need to address the hip flexibility. Easiest way: buy a foam roller and do some yoga.
10-17-2011, 12:07 PM
ok cool, thanks for the advice! would doing the exercises improve my kicking strength/speed do you think?
10-17-2011, 01:44 PM
With crappy hips, you won't be able to kick fast or hard.
10-17-2011, 01:46 PM
i will make flexibility a priority then
10-17-2011, 02:55 PM
The aforementioned foam rolling will really help to loosen the fascia.
Originally Posted by benmuscle
Try this out:
10-17-2011, 03:21 PM
This has saved my hips. start doing this before lower body sessions or in the mornings etc. only takes a few minutes.
10-17-2011, 07:04 PM
thanks guys this is really helpful information!