Do you find its getting harder and harder to sit down in your favorite chair? Maybe you can't crouch down and play with your kids on the floor because you're too dang stiff to get down there. Or maybe you just find it really hard to hit a good squat depth at the gym following your 8 hour work shift.
As we age and as we become more sedentary with our jobs, its no surprise our hips are tight.
Ever heard of the "Third World Squat"?
In under developed countries it is not out of the ordinary to see grown adults sitting in the bottom of a squat and eating food, having conversations, or playing a game of marbles in the streets. They can sit in this position FOREVER, much like little babies who just hangout in the bottom of a perfect below parallel squat. Chances are, you would struggle to hold this position for > 2 minutes.
Here are two banded exercises to help improve hip mobility:
Banded Hip Flexion
Banded Squat Mobilization