Sitting all day at work doesn’t exactly do wonders for your form. Part of the problem? All that sitting shortens up the hip flexors, preventing the muscles in the hips from pushing you forward effectively. If you’ve got chronically tight hips, that might be what’s behind it! And while standing desks are nice, a good, deep stretch is even nicer — Coach Philip demonstrates the kneeling hip flexor stretch, a movement you can try using to make those hip muscles longer and stronger. Check back next week if you need even more of a challenge!
Philip Levi is a certified human movement specialist. His knowledge and experience both as an athlete and as a health coach have equipped him to do what I loves: helping others achieve active, fulfilling lives—lives in which they are the heroes of their own stories. His track record includes more than a decade of elite fitness training, for those ranging from his own clients to other instructors and coaches, all on the professional level. In addition to his expertise in biomechanics, he is a certified nutritionist with an intimate understanding and belief in an all-fronts approach to wellness, including mental health, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Over 12 years, he has accumulated experience working with athletes of every level of performance prowess, from weekend warriors to elite competitors. He takes it upon himself to not only know and live his profession (also an elite-level OCR competitor), but to know his clients. That means a personal, client-unique touch: location-specific programming for an athlete’s environment, goal-specific programming for efficient, effective training, and nutritional guidance. Targeting a range of fitness outcomes (from as broad as “getting in shape” to as specific as “increasing sprint speed and vertical jump”), He removes the monotony from programming whether you’re training once a week, or on all seven days. Whatever your goals are, he will help you reach them.