May #MoveOfTheMonth: Recovery Hip Flow

With the recent mindset switch to strength and short distance speed, it only seemed right to incorporate a #MoveOfTheMonth challenge. Each month, I’ll share one move that I will be doing every day (reps tbd) to increase my strength. The move will be designed to complete with limited equipment and in a 10 minutes or less. I thought it would be fun to share with everyone and that way it can be turned into a challenge of sorts.

I realize that I’m releasing May’s a bit late so there isn’t much time for everyone else to do it but thankfully, it’s a recovery move and something you can take with you throughout your training rather than just this month. Since the Wisconsin Marathon, I have noticed my hips are tight af. Thankfully, the restorative yoga class I went to incorporated a version of this flow and it has helped a ton.

So without further ado, here is my new favorite hip recovery flow. Complete this 5 – 10 times (depending on how tight you are) each day.


Breathe in, breathe out and stretch your arms over your head and point your toes for a good morning stretch.

Breath in, breathe out and pull your right knee in towards your chest, interlacing your fingers on your shin.

Breathe in, breathe out and put your left arm out to create a half “T,” pulling your right knee to the right to open your hip.

Breathe in, breathe out and put your right arm out to create a half “T,” pulling your right knee across your body into a twist.

Breathe in, breathe out and stretch your arms over your head and point your toes for a good morning stretch.

Breathe in, breathe out and pull your left knee in towards your chest, interlacing your fingers on your shin.

Breathe in, breathe out and put your right arm out to create a half “T,” pulling your left knee to the left to open your hip.

Breathe in, breathe out and put your left arm out to create a half “T,” pulling your left knee across your body into a twist.

Breathe in, breathe out and stretch your arms over your head and point your toes for a good morning stretch.

Repeat 5 – 10 times, depending on how tight your hips are.

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