Two Hip Mobility Warm Up Drills for Combat Athletes


Fellow Strength and Conditioning Coach Delroy Rhooms owner of SST Canada – Oakville, took me through a couple of new hip mobility drills before our training session.

I have extremely tight hips, due to the lack of stretching throughout my professional sports career and it has caught up to me.

Now using warm up drills before training to open and extend my hips so there is more mobility is a necessity.

This was tough for me as I struggled but it helped prepare for my brutal training session.

If you have tight hips then these drills are effective.

Hip Hurdle Warm Up Drills

  1. Single Hurdle Hip Drill 3X 12-15 each leg
  2. Double Hurdle Hip Drill 3 x10 reps

You may need to start using a lower barrier like bench, chair, or low hurdles. Once you feel the hips opening up and becoming more flexibility, then you can raise the barrier level.

This hip mobility warm up drills before training sessions will help loosen up tight hips while bouncing on the balls of the feet.

Great for MMA Athletes, Muay Thai Fighters, Kick Boxers, Tae Kwon Doe, Karate and Boxers

Check these out and add them to your pre training warm up.

Benefits to Increasing Hip Mobility

• Athletes will get faster, and stronger
• More Powerful Kicks
• More Flexibility in Grappling
• Better Range of motion in hip allows for more effective BJJ
• Develop more leg strength will better squats
• Less Chronic Back Pain
• Improves your balance and co-ordination

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