Glute bridges, 90/90s and froggers are good stretches for loosening up cranky hips, but there’s one highly underrated stretch missing in your mobility routine: the hip controlled articular rotation (CAR).

Unlike static stretches that require you to hold a pose for a few seconds, standing hip CARs actively move your hip joint to the front, side and back. Your hip joint is a ball and socket joint, which means the rounded end of the femur (your thigh bone) fits into a socket that allows your leg to move in a complete circle. However, it’s rare that we move our legs in a complete circle — and that’s what makes the hip CAR so great.

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