How To Do The “Couch” Stretch For Tight Hips

If your hips are anything like mine, they’re always tight. I’m not sure if it’s from heavy lifting, running, or just sitting at a desk all day, but whatever the reason, I definitely feel it when I don’t stay on top of my flexibility and mobility.

The “couch stretch” is a great stretch for tight hips, and the best part is that you can do it while you’re watching your favorite TV show!



– Start by standing in front of a couch or chair
– Put your back foot on the couch and keep your front leg on the ground
– Drop your back knee to the floor
– Point the back toe
– Squeeze your glutes, and the glute of the up leg in particular, to stabilize your lower back and correctly position the hip joint
– With the butt squeezed, dril the front of the hip towards the ground
– Work on this daily for at least 60 seconds per side


If you want to improve your hip flexors, try doing the Couch Stretch every day for a week. Just 60 seconds each leg, each day. You’ll probably notice a difference after a week of doing this. But if you still feel like your hip flexors are too tight, you might need to do more than just this stretch. If you are looking for a full routine to help with your tight hip flexors, I also recommend you check out:

–>> complete Hip Mobility routine 🤸

– Forest Vance
Kettlebell Expert
Over 40 Training Specialist

PS – If you spend a lot of time sitting, you’re probably familiar with tight hips. This is because your body tends to adapt to the postures and movement patterns that you do most often.

Tight hips can be a real problem, causing joint pain, bad posture, reduced workout performance, and more.

To help loosen up tight hips, people often try static stretches, rolling around with a tennis ball, or other methods. But these methods don’t usually work very well and can even make the problem worse.

The best way to loosen up the hips is to attack the muscle from a variety of angles using different exercises and stretching techniques. This allows you to “unpack” the muscle in the right way. Some of these techniques include:

  • PNF stretching
  • Dynamic stretching
  • 3-dimensional core stability exercises
  • Mobility exercises
  • Fascia stretching
  • Muscle activation movements

The last thing you need to do is figure out how to combine all of these methods effectively. Fortunately, I have the perfect solution for you. Just follow the Hip Mobility routine linked below and you’ll be feeling better in no time. It’s a practical, easy-to-follow program that will help you release your hip flexors for more strength, better health, and all-day energy. You can get all the details and start right away at the link below:

-> complete Hip Mobility routine 🤸

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