This hidden survival muscle in your body will boost your energy levels and sexual functionjczl1
I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.
Here’s the truth: Most people don’t realize the cause of their problems is tight hip flexors.
The impact the hips had on the whole body never occurred to me until I saw the effect of tight hip flexors had on the health and well-being of my wife after she gave birth.
It was only then that I truly understood the magnitude of the problem.
We’re not just talking about a bit of soreness; tight hip flexors are the root cause of problems such as:
❌ Parents may sleep poorly if their children are restless sleepers
❌ Parents may end up sleeping in separate rooms, and they may become angry at their child or with each other
❌ Children’s and adults’ sleep cycles do not coincide
❌ Parents may have to go to bed at a very early hour with their children and be left with little time for their own evening activities
❌ Parents have little privacy
❌ There may be a slight increase in the risk to the infant from SIDS and related causes.
If any of these sound familiar to you, don’t worry because you’re not alone.
Tight hip flexors affect nearly everybody, but few realize the impact on your whole body.
Again, everything flows through the hips.
Think of the hips as a barometer. The health and flexibility of your hip muscles are an indicator of the strength and health of our whole body.
AND AT THE VERY HEART OF THIS IS THE “HIDDEN” MOST POWERFUL SURVIVAL MUSCLE. WHEN THIS MUSCLE IS HEALTHY, WE ARE HEALTHY.
Introducing the body’s most powerful, primal muscle… that you’ve never heard of
Your hips are the bridge between your upper body and lower body. They are at the center of your body’s movement.
Sitting within the well of your hip and lower spine is the psoas major muscle, one of the two muscles that makes up the iliopsoas.
It’s often called the “mighty” psoas (pronounced so-az) for the many important functions it plays in the movement of your body.
The psoas is the only muscle in the human body connecting the upper body to the lower body.
The muscle attaches to the vertebrae of the lower spine, moves through the pelvis and connects to a tendon at the top of the femur. It also attaches to the diaphragm, so it’s connected to your breathing, and upon it sits all the major organs.
A functioning psoas muscle creates a neutral pelvic alignment, stabilizes the hips, supports the lower spine and abdomen, supports the organs in the pelvic and abdominal cavity and gives you greater mobility and core strength.
When it functions well, it has the power to:
✔️ help you achieve peak performance day after day after day.
✔️ rapidly drop ugly body fat that stubbornly clings to your body.
✔️ train harder, heavier and gain strength faster than you thought possible.
✔️ hit your peak of sexual health.
✔️ flood your mind and body with renewed energy and vigor.
Put simply, this muscle is the core of activity in your body. So, when it’s out of balance or if the psoas tightens, there are serious consequences which flow throughout the body.
And there’s one activity, in particular, that’s making you weaker, fatter and is killing your sex life: it’s SITTING!
Even if you’re the most active of athletes, you may still suffer from tight hip flexors due to the amount of time you spend each day planted to a chair.
If you have tight hip flexors from sitting you can look fat even if you’re not!
It’s called Bulging Belly Syndrome.
Wonder why your stomach still sticks out even though you’re hammering the core exercises every day? It’s a common myth that bulging belly is due to weak abdominal muscles.
The real cause is likely to be tight hip flexors (from sitting too much) , which cause the lower back to curve pushing out the stomach. When your hip flexors also known as the psoas works properly it pulls the abdomen back tucking the tummy in, giving you a strong flat stomach.
That’s why some people can look fat with a bulging stomach even if they’re not fat.
If you sit a lot (which causes tight hip flexors) and have a belly you want to get rid of, forget about dieting.
Instead I recommend that you incorporate these 10 Simple Moves into your day. They take less than 15-minutes to complete.
M.S. (Exercise Science)
PK, CPT, CEP, CES
About the creator and why he can help you…
Rick Kaselj specializes in exercise rehabilitation and fitness. He works in one-on-one and group rehabilitation settings, educating and training people who have been injured at work, in car accidents, and during sport activities.
Rick has combined his rehabilitation experience and passion for research to develop a variety of courses and presentations for fitness professionals, Kinesiologists, and healthcare providers. Rick has given over 302 presentations to 5897 fitness professionals across Canada and USA. These courses include:
- Core stability of the shoulder
- Exercise rehabilitation for the shoulder, lower back, hip, or knee
- Foam roller essentials
- Intro and advanced core stability
- Intro and advanced stability ball exercises
- Postural assessment and exercise prescription
- Injury-free running
- Save your shoulders
- Training for better golf