The Issue: Tight Hips
Physical therapist David Reavy says this is a common problem for men. To test yourself, lie face up on a table with your knees bent and legs hanging over the side. Raise one knee to your chest; your opposite leg should remain on the table. If the leg creeps upward, that's a sign of tight hip flexors. Check both sides.
To improve range of motion and release tension in your psoas muscle (a major contributor to tight hips), lie face down with a lacrosse ball two inches from your hip bone; lean into the ball. Bend your knee to a 90-degree angle and swing your foot left to right. Do two minutes on each side, four or five times a week.