Calling all my friends sitting at the desk: How tight are your hips now? If you’re anything like me, all those hours sitting behind my computer leave my hips begging for some strong stretches.
However, it is important to keep in mind that hip pain may actually be a sign of hip weakness rather than tightness. How can you tell the difference? Take this tip from Pilates instructor Helen Phelan: “To test if you really have tight quadriceps, lie with your hips hanging over the edge of the bed and hug one knee into your chest. If you are able to pull your upper knee into your chest while your lower leg remains flat on the bed, The narrowness of the hip is not the cause of tension and pain, but rather weakness.”