@Sentoguy nice post.
I wont get as technical as Sento
but I will touch on a few things-
rectus femoris - and piriformis
are two muscle groups that when tight
really impact your mobility and posture.
My hips always seemed tight- and not being a particularly large guy- whether road work when younder - weight room crap
or just life- my hips where always tight.
I am a big fan of smashing-
literally- LX ball or PVC on your quad- recutus femoris
and then some static stretching will do allot.
My quads particular my recuts femoris fires and grows much faster and caused some imbalances.
I often will wrap my knee with a voodoo band and then roll my quad- or sit on a LX ball with wrapped knee and do leg extensions- you can feel the junk in the quad loosening up
smashing- my hip flexor with a plate- literally- using a 45 and roling my hips, and then sitting on a LX ball legs crossed
and finding the piriformis - is a must.
pair this with some static and dynamic stretches.
very basic piriformis
some basic hip stretches
PNF I use this all the time there are better vids out there
big fan of band work for stretching
smashwerx this guy is great.
and here is his top ten.
this is a rabbit hole you can go down for ever.
Sentoguy laid out some really good stuff.
my 2 free cents-
find what is tight-
the easy solution- smash with LX ball pvc 45 lb plate etc.
to get it to release
stretch prep and more stretch as part of you r every day life to
get shit loose