I think you probably can’t guess which muscle in your body is the number one muscle that eliminates back and joints pain, anxiety and looking fat. This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked. If this most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.
The biggest most widespread flexibility problem nowadays is caused by too much sitting. Over time sitting causes this muscle to become tight, and your hips to get locked into a “forward thrust” position. This forward tilt of your hips causes your pelvis and legs to rotate and pulls on your lower back that can lead you up to a number of back and leg injuries. There is also less blood flow and delayed nerve response in the hips. And static stretching alone won’t correct this.
Even if you’re the most active of athletes, you may still suffer from tight hip flexors due to the amount of time you spend each day planted to a chair. If you have tight hip flexors from sitting you can look fat even if you’re not! It’s called Bulging Belly Syndrome.
Wonder why your stomach still sticks out even though you’re hammering the core exercises every day? It’s a common myth that bulging belly is due to weak abdominal muscles.
The real cause is likely to be tight hip flexors (from sitting too much) , which cause the lower back to curve pushing out the stomach. When your hip flexors also known as the psoas works properly it pulls the abdomen back tucking the tummy in, giving you a strong flat stomach.
That’s why some people can look fat with a bulging stomach even if they’re not fat.
If you sit a lot (which causes tight hip flexors) and have a belly you want to get rid of, forget about dieting.
Instead I recommend that you incorporate these 10 Simple Moves into your day. They take less than 15-minutes to complete.
Give it a try, you’ll bring vitality back into your life so that you can be strong, active and energetic for yourself and loved ones.