Does your job require you to sit all day?
Do you have a mingling back or joint pain?
There’s a big chance that you have tight hip flexors.
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.
Most people don’t realize that the root cause of many health problems such as bad posture, trouble sleeping, or digestive problems is tight hip flexors.
You might even feel healthy without knowing that your body actually isn’t functioning perfectly.
There are a lot of stretching exercises offered on the internet to deal with this problem which you might have come across before. I have too… – a lot of times.
So I decided to try one of them which is Unlock Your Hip Flexors by Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj and Mike Westerdal, CPT.
It made me curious as it is probably the most unique and it costs only 10 bucks.
Unlock Your Hip Flexors Download Page
I will discuss my experience after trying this program for around 3 weeks – about what worked and didn’t.*
What are hip flexors?
The hip joints are the most important part in retaining balance. Its primary function is to support the weight of the body in both static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running).
The hip region can be broken down into 4 muscle groups. One of the muscles, called the psoas (pronounced as ‘so-az’; also called the “hip-flexors” by the author of this program) is vital for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
The hip flexors are the only muscles in the human organism that connect the upper body to the lower body, and their importance extends to the nerve complex and energy systems that run through the center of your body.
In the Unlock Your Hip Flexors e-book, it is stated that the two major causes for tight hip flexors are sitting and pattern overload, meaning repetitive movements over long periods of time such as heavy squatting, running or other athletic related movements.
Why are tight hip flexors bad?
We cannot function perfectly if our hips are imperfect.
Our hips impact everything that the rest of the body does or tries to do: sit, stand, twist, reach, bend, walk, step, and the list goes on and on.
According to the Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program, the problems caused by tight hip flexors are:
- Bad Body posture and balance
- Back and joint pains
- Poor sleep
- Decreased athletic & sexual performance
- Digestive problems
- Weakened immune system
- Cardiovascular issues
- High Anxiety
My own research concluded that the problems directly affected are only the first four. It only may contribute to the rest.*
The problem is that the hip flexor muscles are located deep within our bodies and hence really difficult to access. Stretching without a specific series of different techniques or foam rolling / lacrosse balling will not cut it.
What is the Unlock Your Hip Flexors program?
The program is designed to help you get rid of the common problems manifested by tight hip flexors.
Static (or even dynamic) stretching alone won’t be enough to solve the problem. It’s not only the exercises that you do that matter, but also the order of those exercises.
The Unlock Your Hip Flexors program consists of an e-book, a coaching and a follow-along videos.
The e-book covers the following:
- Ways that sitting down for too many hours per day is ruining your overall physical and emotional health.
- How your hip flexors are connected to the body’s natural fight or flight response, which is why it affects anxiety and the immune system.
- The connection between your hip flexors and your sexual performance and how unlocking your hip flexors can also unlock your sex life.
- Tips for doing the exercises correctly and stretching your hip flexors, as they can be a difficult muscle to access and require more than just the conventional hip stretches.
Like unfolding a sheet or unpacking a parcel, opening up the muscles in your hips requires it to be done in the right order.
Try to release one muscle before another and you’ll add to your tightness. Getting it wrong really can make it worse.
Doing the movements in the right order unravels all the tissues including muscle, fascia, connective tissue, and the joint capsule while breaking up scar tissue.
The videos will teach you “The Sequential Flow Method” that works with your body to activate its natural healing process, improve flexibility while adding strength and vitality.*
It consists of 6 different parts:
- PNF Stretching: PNF is an acronym for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. It is a technique where you are activating a specific muscle in order to relax the muscles around a joint so you can decrease the stiffness around a joint.
- Dynamic Stretching: This is where you are activating the muscle around a joint and moving that joint through its full range of motion in a progressive manner. This leads to an increased range of motion around the joint, warming up of the muscle around the joint and improved circulation around the joint.
- 3-Dimensional Core Stability Exercises: With these exercises, the program is targeting the muscle in all planes of movement so the core and abdominal muscles have good activation, endurance and strength in all planes of movement which leads to a decrease in unnecessary damaging stress on joints.
- Mobility Exercises: In these exercises, the program is targeting the joint and doing movements and exercises that help the joint function optimally. This allows the joints to move more freely.
- Fascia Stretching: In this unique technique, we are targeting the tissue that muscles are surrounded in and working on loosening and lengthening the fascia.
- Muscle Activation Movements: Due to all our sitting and daily technology use, many of our muscles are not working properly. Using this technique, the program is targeting those muscles that are off and activate them in order to help the body move more efficiently.
There will be a total of 12 different movements within the Unlock Your Hip Flexors program using all of the techniques mentioned above that will open up and relax your tight hips.
You don’t need to have a gym membership or buy expensive workout equipment in order to benefit from it. You can do the exercise routine anywhere as long as you have a wall that could support you.
You do not need much time to exercise, just 10-15 minutes daily. You can easily train at home or even during a short break at work.
Who is Unlock Your Hip Flexors program for?
This program is very ideal for those who lead sedentary lifestyles, including office workers and other types of jobs that require somebody to spend long periods of time sitting.
People who sit a lot every day usually suffer from back, spine and neck problems. The exercises of Unlock Your Hip Flexors program will help to get rid of those issues.*
People who work out regularly usually forget about the importance of stretching, although developing flexibility is as essential as the workout itself.
Flexible muscles lead to better performance and decreased risk of injuries.
No matter which group of people you are in, with 10-15 minutes daily flexibility exercises you can get great health benefits and enjoy better mobility.*
Does it work?
This is not a program for those who do not want to work for the results. It takes time to get flexible and to unlock your tight flexors.
To achieve that you should be disciplined in spending a short period of time every day with exercising. Determination and consistency are crucial if you want to get results.
I’ve been doing the Unlock Your Hip Flexors exercise for 3 weeks, and have felt the difference.
Last month I fell on my back trying a hoverboard. The pain was diminishing faster when I was starting to exercise.
As a writer, I have a very non-physical job and am often tired and achy from sitting at a desk all day. I can say that I got a lot of benefits from this program.*
I also like to play sports such as badminton and soccer. It has boosted my overall performance (i.e. power and speed).
Having said this, I have yet to experience the better stamina as one of the positive effects claimed in the e-book.
If you spend most of your day sitting at a desk like me, I find it best to do this exercise after work or before bed time. This would release all the muscle tension built up during the day and result in better sleep quality.
Comparison with other programs
There are many stretching programs – paid and free – on the internet and in book stores.
Many of them only focus on static stretching and fail to properly explain the biomechanics of the actual muscle and why you should stretch it in correct ways.
On this aspect, I can say that Unlock Your Hip Flexors is better.
A mobility program that is somewhat similar is called Becoming a Supple Leopard by Dr. Kerry Starrett. It’s a really good book but is more focused on athletes and covers a lot of more body parts than just the hip flexors. Consequently, it also costs more.
However, if you’re more interested in specifically the muscles of the pelvic region and do not want to spend much, this program is the way to go.
Bonus #1 – Unlock Your Tight Hamstring (e-book & videos) – This free report will show you how to loosen your tight hamstring muscles almost immediately in just a few minutes per day.
Bonus #2 – The 7-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet (e-book) – Inside, Mike Westerdal shares different meal plans, diet tips, dietary supplement tips, and shopping lists to help your body to naturally get rid of stiffness and pain due to injury and environment-derived toxins.
Surprise Bonus #3 – FREE Copy of “The Pain Hacker” DVD: Discover How to Soothe Your Chronic Pain with an Extensive List of 90-Second Pain Fixes (delivered to your home with extra shipping cost).
The following testimonials are not from Unlock Your Hip Flexors’s official website. I have compiled these from other users who have reviewed the program.
Steve from manvsweight.com:
“Overall, I feel this product is totally legit and definitely not a scam. I’ve been suffering from lower back pain occasionally for years, so I figured there’s nothing I can lose by giving the “Sequential Flow Method” a try and repeating the routine every day. It only takes about 10 minutes per day and the possible benefits could be priceless.”*
Walter at April 18, 2017:
“I have checked many guides about working out and weight loss, but Unlock Your Hip Flexors is probably one of the unique ones I’ve ever seen. While other programs mainly talk about how to exercise and train to lose weight or get in shape, this guide teaches us about the benefits of loosening the hip flexor muscles (psoas) that leads to belly fat loss, having more energy, better sexual performance and much more.”*
Michael W. from trustworthyfitness.com:
“The program is simple and solves one problem which is your hip flexors. Rick is a great teacher and everything makes sense within the manual and the video. The program is pretty cheap and you won’t have to do an hour-long workout or spend your whole day trying to get the result you want, This program does actually what it says and nothing else. It’s straight to the point and I respect that. You’ll learn exactly how to target this hard to reach muscle and get it working the way it should so you can perform at 100%.”*
Where to buy Unlock Your Hip Flexors?
Unlock Your Hip Flexors originally costs $50. You can buy the program for $10 by clicking the button below.
You can stream / download the instructional videos and eBooks from the link that will be sent to your email, straight after making the purchase.
Likewise, you will be able to download the first 2 bonuses instantly. However, you also need to pay for shipping cost if you want the 3rd bonus too.
There’s a 60-day Refund Guarantee if you’re not happy with the program.
About the authors
The authors of Unlock Your Hip Flexors are Mike Westerdal, CPT and Rick Kaselj.
As mentioned above, Mike is the owner of the CriticalBench site. It’s a popular fitness website that he started in 1999. He is popular on YouTube, too, and his videos get 1000s of views.
Mike & his family
CriticalBench.com is a blog containing articles and exercises for both beginner and advanced fitness and body building enthusiasts. For instance, they have useful guides and tips for muscle building, fat loss, nutrition, and other health related topics.
I would suggest you to check their site out when you have the time. Besides, you can also find some interviews with bodybuilding athletes with pictures and videos which I think are legit.
Rick specializes in creating exercise programs for individuals who are recovering from injuries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in corrective exercise and rehabilitation.
As the CriticalBench site also features lots of other coaches, you can learn more about Rick at his official website at ExercisesForInjuries.com. In fact, he has produced dozens of movies, eBooks, and guides on how to solve different common injuries.
These two guys are visible online. Hence, it should be easy for you to do a quick Google search to find out if they are real experts in their fields.
I think the Unlock Your Hip Flexors program is worth a shot, especially if you have sedentary lifestyle and spend most of your day sitting down at a desk or experiencing any discomfort in your hip or lower back area.
It only costs as much as a meal in exchange for a possible lifetime fix of your hip as well as lower back pain. It also comes with a full 60-day money back guarantee.
What I can assure you is the fact that this program is not a scam. I get the feel that there is real expertise behind the whole system and it is truly well thought out.
Unlock Your Hip Flexors is a good solid program that will bring results for people who actually perform the movements.*
The only drawback is that there’s also too many unproven claims about the benefits of well-stretched hip flexors. They are probably just part of the sales tactics. They don’t really take anything away of the effectiveness of the actual program though.
Disclaimer(*): Please note that the required time until this program takes effect may vary between individuals. If you suffer from a permanent injury, please consult your physician before using this program as a treatment.