I sit for 300 hours a day and feel like my hips are tight as fiz. When I stand up, there are times I can't even posture up to vertical comfortably/smoothly. When I walk, my gait doesn't have much range of motion. Here is what I've been doing: Chad Waterbury's hip flexor stretch a-la "marriage proposal stance." After hanging out there for a minute or longer (I've worked up to 3), I have to get my la-maz on to breath my way out of the stretch... I feel like it's super weak! I also notice when I get in this position that I have to flex my glutes to keep my lower back from cramping. Interesting side note - my left hip is sore, but I feel like I cannot isolate the stretch on the right side well?
Most noticeable - playing basketball I cannot gather on the run to jump off of my right foot... when planting the left, it's like I'm sticking down a Pirates of the Carribean peg leg instead of a loaded spring to transfer my weight for the right foot to take off. I've been surfing the net like Patrick Swayze in Point Break (I couldn't think of a pro surfer, get off me!), and can't find anything beyond, "if it's tight, do this split stance stretch."
WHAT COMES NEXT FOR THIS? I'm working on Hip Flexor 101, but I think I need the next level!