Do your hips sometimes feel tight after dance class? If so, you’re not alone.
Intensive dance training can cause tiny tears within your muscle fibers, which can produce that tight feeling you are all too familiar with.
This is what we call 'muscle damage' and it is actually a good thing. That’s because when you rest, your body will repair and strengthen those muscle fibers, so that you’ll be fitter and better prepared for your next workout.
That doesn't mean that we cant work on the tightness during the recovery however. In-fact there is lots that we can do, and so today I am going to show you 5 top stretches to perform after dance class to get rid of those tight hips!
1. Kneeling Flexor Stretch
Stretches: hip flexors
Your hip flexors, which lie at the front of your hip bone, are highly active while you dance. You contract this muscle every time you lift your leg, which is why this muscle may feel tight after class.