Hip-hinging before and after

I’d mentioned in my previous update entry that I had good results with Esther Gokhake’s class, particularly with hip-hinging.

I recently got an email that our before-and-after photos were up on the class website, so I went to check them out.

The instructions were to bend forward like we were going to pick something up off the floor.



I’m still bracing myself with my hand on my thigh, but I think it’s pretty obvious that the back is a lot better in the second photo.

I practice this 2 or 3 times a day and can now hip-hinge for about 30 seconds and I don’t need to brace with the hand on my leg.  Pretty awesome.

Here are some examples from Esther’s website of people doing hip-hinging naturally in their lives:

My hamstrings are too tight to have straight legs like the women above, but every little bit helps.

This exercise has really been a big help for me in loosening up the SI joint and getting some flexibility going in the low back.  Seriously, I was afraid to bend forward at all for over a year, so this is pretty awesome.


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