Hip Flexors: Tight or Weak


I don’t know about you, but when I first started running my hip flexors were always sore and tight…well…at least that’s how I used to describe them back then. 

For years I kept up with this idea that they were “tight” and thus I just kept stretching the sh*t out of them.

It wasn’t until I had an interesting conversation with a yoga teacher of mine, that this idea was blown right out of the water. 

She asked me: 

“What if they’re not actually “tight” but rather they’re weak?”


“Weak? What? No way! Ugh….maybe you’re right.” 

So, the next logical question is: 

How do you strengthen your hip flexors?

Here’s a short video that details a simple exercise that you can begin to incorporate into your strength routine right now

Give it a try and then let me know what you think!

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Meghan Gould

Functional Movement Coach & Ultra Runner Obsessed with helping runners go farther, faster, and stronger than ever before.
Ultrarunning, Yoga, Trail Running
Hancock, NH