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12/17/12 2:44 P

okay thank you so much for clearing that all up

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12/17/12 8:17 A

The psoas (AKA Illiopsoas) make up part of the hip flexor group. There are some people who consider it a core muscle, but remember, no muscle works in complete isolation of another.

Coach Nancy

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12/17/12 12:38 A

are psoas and hip flexors the same thing? or are they slightly different muscles in the same area?

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12/16/12 8:32 P

Hi Brenna,

Below is a link to a dailySpark blog I wrote last year that includes links to some really great stretches to help strength your psoas (AKA hip flexors). I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=8_hip_fle
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12/16/12 8:27 P

I have weak psoas muscles and overly tight hips from belly dancing a lot.

does anyone have good ideas of exercises to do to balance this all out?

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