We have mentioned it several times in our weekly fitness tips that the hip joints are designed to be mobile. What lies adjacent to the ball and socket joint is just as important; the knee and the lumbar spine and pelvis. These joints were designed to be stable joints.
Therefore, it goes without saying that any IMMOBILITY in the hip will disturb and render the lower back, pelvis and knee unstable!
One of our favorite mobility drills is our 3D Hip Drill (above)
Place one foot on a step, bench or stool. Stand tall and with the supporting leg, draw your hip inward, outward, forward and backward… basically working the mobility in all 3 planes of movement. Why this works: you are mobilizing your hip joint in a weight bearing position! Not many exercises can do that! Give it a try a few times; you will notice a difference in couple of weeks!