Every jiu-jiteiro has their hips and back encumbered. The only thing that varies is the level of chronic pain and where it’s localized. But good stretching can preempt that and even help in existing cases of sciatica, hip and lower back pain.
The piriformis muscle is a small muscle located deep in the buttock (behind the gluteus maximus). The piriformis muscle: Starts at the lower spine and connects to the upper surface of each femur (thighbone) Functions to assist in rotating the hip and turning the leg and foot outward.
The sciatic nerve passes underneath this muscle en route to posterior thigh. In some people it even passes right through the muscle leading to the sciatica symptoms caused by piriformis syndrome.
There are many exercises you can do but these 7 are especially good if you’re struggling with lower back pain extending into your leg
If you want to know how to escape all leglocks and submissions, Dean Lister’s Worry Free Escapes Instructional Will Skyrocket Your Confidence On The Mat Because After Seeing This You’ll Know How To Escape ANY Submission! Check it out here in On Demand format! There is a special 50% Off sale and you have a further 10% Off if you type in the code ‘BJJEE’
Craig Jones' Battle Tested Leglocks Builds On The Original But Goes Much Further Teaching New Techniques Developed Over The Last 2 Years & Hundreds Of Matches Later Update and upgrade your leg lock library with this new 4-volume instructional series from one of our favorite teachers, Australian standout Craig Jones.