Flexible Hips for Better BJJ
In order for you succeed in this game of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu hip flexibility is key!
The basics we need to move in our day to day lives generally require
Hip Flexion: Our ability to forward fold and touch our toes.
Hip Extension: Moving our ribs away from thighs and standing up straight
In last weeks newsletter we covered the 3 key moves to strengthen both of these actions in order to improve both your top and bottom games. This week is focused on what you really need to do loosen up if life is jamming you.
For you to successfully complete a knee cut pass and maintain control of your opponent like you were Lucas Lepri you are going to need great hip Internal rotation.
In order for you to have an amazing guard and take peoples backs like Levi Leary Jones you are going to need exception hip External rotation.
Here are the 3 key mobility moves you need to improve both:
90/90 Forward Folds
By including these specific movements into your warm up routine before Jiu-jitsu class you will move with greater ease and you may find your ability to execute your techniques really improves.
By improving your Hip strength you enhance your ability to resist external forces on your frame. When you combine this with greater freedom of movement and improved ability to move your own body you will find BJJ gets easier.
This is a daily process! In order for you to really improve how your body feels and moves just dedicate 10 minutes a day to consciously moving your body.
This will help balance out the wear and tear of office work as well as tightness from hard rolls.
Thank us later.