Sore Hips from Backpacking?

 

Hip soreness during and after a long day backpacking can be a real bummer! It's a very normal occurrence, though, due to the stress we put our hips under when carrying our camping gear & food weight around in our backpacks, all while hiking around the mountains.

With a heavy pack, the weight's got to go somewhere... and in the process of trying to save our shoulders, we might be passing on the problem to our hips. The good thing is that our hips, more than our shoulders, are designed to carry weight. But sometimes after long days of this kind of thing, the hips also get tired, achy, and sore.

I've been personally having problems with sore hips after long backpacking days, and when I mentioned the issue to my friend & Physical Therapist Shasta Hood, he said to try thinking about it as an IT band issue. When we tighten our backpack's hip belt, we're  also pressing at the area that the IT band moves through, in effect shortening the IT band.

...

Continue Reading...

Morning Movement for Ankles, Knees, Hips, & Spine - From Bed!

ankles back hips knees Jan 14, 2019
 

If you have tight hips, sore knees, stiff ankles, or an aching back, especially in the mornings, this video is for you! This is an easy sequence you can do to get the blood flowing, increase mobility, and let go of some of that morning stiffness that we so often start the day with. 

Best part? You don't even have to get out of bed to do it. Start your day by taking care of your knees, ankles, hips, and back... before you've even gotten out of bed. It's the gentlest, coziest self-care around. 

Enjoy! 

Continue Reading...
Close

50% Complete

Yes! So glad you're here.

Add your email below so I can open up your access to for the 20-Min Busy Day Workout. 

You'll also be included on my email community, where I send out occasional updates & other free fitness, mental health, and adventure resources (like this workout). It's low-pressure, lighthearted, & easy to unsubscribe to at anytime, if you decide to.