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Many serious athletes, and runners in particular, suffer from tight hips, and a fitness ball exercise can help. Sit on the ball with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Slowly rotate your hips clockwise 3 to 5 times, then reverse. Breathe deeply and concentrate on releasing tightness in the hips and lower back. Repeat as needed.
Start in a seated base position. Slowly circle your hips clockwise three to five times; reverse, circling counterclockwise. Focus on releasing tension in the hips and lower back.
i have found this to be especially helpful after experiencing tight hips from training up north here and having to deal with all the snow which for those of you that read this that haven't had much experience with snow it is much like running in sand. but this tip was a saving grace to my tight hips
i'll try it- sounds helpful