Hi Kaitlin, thanks of all the links. I have seen improvement with the quads after I did the gut smashing but the hams and hips have been very slow. The hips have been a problem area for a long time for me I was taught to squat with feet out and walked with the duck feet and have been working on keeping things straight .
I have been doing the hip opener stretches from this MWOD but hasn’t helped to much yet.
When I did the gut smashing it really opened my hip flexors. I had been trying to do the couch stretch but I could not get my upper body to come up to straight because of the tightness, now it is much better.
With the gut smashing is it safe/ok to come across the spine or do I just want to smash on either side of the spine ?