Zoltan was a TMC sports massage therapist until he moved his practice to Canary Warf in early 2017. He started to notice similarities in the presenting symptoms of both his “strong” gym going clients and those who mostly sit for a living. Zoltan researched exercises to help his clients restore pelvic health, addressing and balancing the cause of many common symptoms. It wasn’t until he suffered low back pain himself, as a result of his exploits in cross-fit and Olympic weightlifting, that he had an opportunity to test these exercises against his own body.
The results were amazing and ignited a passion to promote this exercise material to all who would listen. Zoltan feels that along with remedial massage, these exercises can maximise the benefits and enable anyone, both office based and competitive sports people to perform at their best. However, he does say that practicing mobility is like brushing your teeth, it’s important to do it every day.
Why Hip mobility is important
Your hips are the bridge between your upper body and lower body. They are at the center of your body’s movement.
Sitting within the well of your hip and lower spine is the psoas major muscle, one of the two muscles that makes up the iliopsoas.
It’s often called the “mighty” psoas (pronounced so-az) for the many important functions it plays in the movement of your body.
The psoas is the only muscle in the human body connecting the upper body to the lower body.
The muscle attaches to the vertebrae of the lower spine, moves through the pelvis and connects to a tendon at the top of the femur. It also attaches to the diaphragm, so it’s connected to your breathing, and upon it sits all the major organs.
A functioning psoas muscle creates a neutral pelvic alignment, stabilizes the hips, supports the lower spine and abdomen, supports the organs in the pelvic and abdominal cavity and gives you greater mobility and core strength.
When it functions well, it has the power to avoid:
+Nagging Joint Pain
+Weakened Immune System
+Lack of Explosiveness in the Gym
Put simply, this muscle is the core of activity in your body. So, when it’s out of balance or if the psoas tightens, there are serious consequences which flow throughout the body.
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10 simple moves to unlock & acitvate your hipflexor muscles