Hip and leg flexibility is a huge asset in grappling, especially when it comes to not letting your opponent pass your guard, for launching sneaky sweeps and submissions from the guard position, and for weaseling your way out of tight pins.
Plus if you’re training in MMA, Muay Thai, Karate, Kickboxing, or any other martial art that involves kicking then flexibility will obviously help you out there as well.
Improving your hip and leg flexibility is actually something that I can help you with if you’re willing to put in the time and effort.
It’s easy: do the routine in the 16 minute video below several times a week and you’ll see big gains in your lower body flexibility.
This video is one of the eight sections of my ‘Introducing Yoga for Martial Arts‘ instructional. This product is designed so that you can do any of the eight sections on its own, or link them all together for a whole-body Yoga workout.
I’ve received a lot of great feedback from grapplers about this video in general, and about this section in particular. People really enjoy the feeling of having more mobile hips and legs that aren’t so tight all the time. So I think it might be really useful to you if you take the time and make the effort to actually follow along a couple of times.
I hope you enjoy this excerpt. And, more importantly, I hope that you actually do it!