Unlock Your Hip Flexors Review – Truth or Scam?

Welcome to my Unlock Your Hip Flexors Review.

Firstly, I have to say that this program was of great interest to me due to my history of previous injuries.

I shall explain these in further detail in a moment.

The program makes some pretty wild claims and blames a lot of everyday problems and issues that the vast majority of people suffer from on the fact that they have tight hip flexors.

Some of the claims include that by “unlocking your hip flexors” you can expect to eliminate joint and back pain, boost energy, increase sexual health, decrease belly fat, and fight off disease.

In fact, the program goes on to state that many of ailments that we typically go to see our GP or Doctor about (some of which are not physically related) could possibly be down to having tight hip flexors

Hmm, sounds pretty outrageous to me, so I had to investigate further and provide you with my unbiased Unlock Your Hip Flexors Review.

Unlock Your Hip Flexors Review

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Product: Unlock Your Hip FlexorsThe Unlock Your Hip Flexors Manual
Type of Program:
Bodyweight Moves to Loosen Hip Flexors and Improve Overall Health
: 60-Day Full Money Back Guarantee
My Rating:
7.5 out of 10

What is The Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program?

The Unlock Your Hip Flexors program is aimed at loosening your hip flexors, which in turn will help you to lose weight and look slimmer, eliminate belly fat, give you more energy, improve your sex life, and help you to sleep better.

The program uses “special techniques” which were introduced to the creator of Unlock Your Hip Flexors by originally visiting a specialist about his shoulder pain.

He was so impressed by the results that when his wife was experiencing discomfort and chronic pain in her hip area he immediately took her to see the same specialist.

The program provides you with 10 fundamental moves, which take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete, and will unlock your hips, plus provide you with a wealth of other health benefits.


Who Is The Creator of The Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program?

The face behind Unlock Your Hip Flexors is Mike Westerdal.Mike Westerdal

Mike is a personal trainer, sports nutrition specialist, best-selling fitness author, a contributor to Iron Man magazine, and creator of CriticalBench.com, a strength website which has been around since 1999.

Mike is famed for bench pressing more than 600lbs in competition and has been training clients, teaching about diet and nutrition, and running his website for over 20 years.

It’s also interesting to note that Unlock Your Hip Flexors is merely one of Mike’s online programs, and he offers a plethora of exercise, diet, fat loss, muscle and strength building programs under the Critical Bench name.

Basically, Mike lives health and fitness and knows his stuff.

The Unlock Your Hip Flexors program has been produced in conjunction with what Mike learned from visiting Kinesiologist and Injury Specialist, Rick Kaselj, MS. And it is actually Rick who actually guides you through the moves in the DVD part of the program.

As I mentioned, Mike first met Rick when he helped him fix a shoulder problem, and he liked the fact that Rick focused on getting athletes back into training rather than avoiding workouts when they were injured.

Mike turned to Rick once more after his wife, Courtney, had given birth to their son, Lincoln, and she was suffering with severe pain and discomfort in her hips.

Following the birth, Courtney experienced pain in her legs, has difficulties with sitting and walking, and was struggling to sleep at night.

After spending just 15 minutes working with Rick, he successfully managed to unlock her hip flexors so she no longer felt any pain or discomfort.

Chris Wilson, the Head Strength Coach at Critical Bench, complained that his hip flexors felt really tight, and Mike used the exact same methods that Rick had used on his wife to help Chris release his hip flexors.

In fact, Chris actually credits the hip flexor work he did with Mike in helping him add 35lbs to his deadlift within just a few short days and finally hitting the 500lbs mark.


How Does Unlock Your Hip Flexors Work?

The Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program will introduce you to 10 specific exercises, these include:

  • PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) Stretching
  • Static Stretching
  • Dynamic Stretching
  • 3-Dimensional Core Stability Exercises
  • Mobility Exercises
  • Fascia Stretching
  • Muscle Activation

You will receive a manual which firstly explains that your hips are the bridge between your upper and lower body, and are the centre of your body’s movement.

You will also learn about the psoas major muscle, which sits within the well of your hip and lower spine.The middle of a skeleton showing the psoas muscle

The psoas (pronounced so-az) muscle is the only muscle in the human body that connects the upper and lower body, and has an extremely important function in how your body moves.

You will also learn how the psoas muscle (if not looked after) can have adverse effects on your health and well-being.

Finally, you will receive detailed descriptions of each exercise as well as illustrations.

The second part of the Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program is the DVD Video collection.

You will be introduced to Rick here, and he will teach how to use the 10 exercises with perfect form. Rick will also explain the exact reasons why you are doing each exercise and the benefits you can expect from them.

Rick explains that the best way to perform the exercises is in a “flow”, so moving immediately from one exercise to the next.

Along with the Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program you will also receive 2 bonuses:

  • Unlock Your Tight Hamstrings “The Key To A Healthy Back And Perfect Posture”
  • The 7-Day Anti Inflammatory Diet “Automatically Heal Your Body With The Right Foods”

The program and the 2 bonuses are available to you for just $10.

The product is also sold via the merchant, Clickbank, and therefore must adhere to their refund rules.

If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase you are covered by the 60-day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.

So, you are able to purchase the product, test it out for two whole months, and if you’re not satisfied, just ask for your money back.

The Best Stretches To Open Up Tight Hips

What Did I Think of Unlock Your Hip Flexors

I mentioned in the introduction that this program was of particular interest to me because of injuries, so here’s my story.

I herniated 2 discs in my lower spine in 2004, I’m guessing because of heavy squats and deadlifts, and no other real training on my lower body.

Up until 2017 I was very wary of training with heavy weights for my legs and tended to stick to certain exercises, but I still had issues with bulging discs.

As it turns out my glutes and hamstrings were extremely weak and my hip flexors were unbelievably tight.

This was causing me issues with my lower back and led to constant injuries in the gym.

So, I set about working on my glutes, hamstrings and hip flexors.

Funnily enough, many of the exercises I learned are actually the same ones that you will be introduced to in the Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program, therefore I can attest to the fact that they work, and indeed that the program itself works.

However, I have given the program a 7.5 out of 10 rating.

My rating would have been higher if it wasn’t for some of the claims that Mike has made, and some “sketchy” marketing tactics.

Here are some claims that Mike makes, basically tight hip flexors are the root cause for the following:

  • Nagging joint pains in your legs, lower back or hips
  • Walking with discomfort
  • Hips locking up
  • Bad posture
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling sluggish during the day
  • High anxiety
  • Digestive problems
  • Compromised immune system
  • Circulatory issues
  • Loss of sexual performance
  • Lack of Explosiveness in the gym

The Benefits of Unlock Your Hip Flexors

That’s right, Mike claims that all of these issues are due to you having tight hip flexors, and that his program will cure you of all these ailments and issues.

Okay, perhaps I am being a little harsh on Mike, as I have learned over the years that there is a huge connection between physical, emotional and mental issues.

I know for a fact that my own tight hip flexors were inhibiting my progress in the gym, I found them extremely uncomfortable and often painful, which caused many sleepless nights.

I guess if you’re not sleeping well at night then you’re going to feel tired and sluggish the following day, which can lead to anxiety.

I would even go as far as to say that the lack of flexibility and mobility may cause problems in the bedroom (if you know what I mean).

But still, they are some pretty big claims that Mike is making.

Additionally, I’m not a fan of his marketing tactics.

The sales page is all about creating scarcity in the hope that people will buy the product.

Firstly, we have the fact that having a consultation with Rick would typically cost $300 per hour, but you have access to him through this program.

Then there is the fact that the “program usually retails at $50, but if you buy today it’s only $10”.

Trust me, if/when you choose to purchase the Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program it will always be $10.

Once you do actually make the purchase you will be greeted with so many upsells (remember I said that Mike had created a lot of online programs through Critical Bench, well here’s his chance to offer them to you) that it will make your head spin.

I actually lost count of the number of upsells as I just got into the habit of clicking “No, take me to my purchase” after I had bought the Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program.

Okay, don’t get me wrong, if you are suffering issues with your hip flexors, and this is having a knock-on or detrimental effect on your life (and as I say, I can see how some ailments and issues that Mike mentions can be attributed to your tight hip flexors) then for $10 you have something that will cure you.

Let me state that again in simpler terms – the program does work and it will indeed loosen your hip flexors, giving you far more flexibility and mobility in your daily life.

I will even go as far to say that if I hadn’t got so bored and agitated by clicking NO, a couple of the upsells would’ve been of interest to me.

So, if there are other products (in the aftermath of purchasing Unlock Your Hip Flexors) that interest you, then please be my guest and go ahead and purchase them.

I know it may be a case of “cutting your nose off to spite your face”, but I am so done with further upsells in addition to products and programs that I have purchased that I now tend to completely ignore them.

Furthermore, I don’t think that this program is for everyone.

I didn’t actually realise how common tight hip flexors were until I did some research following my recovery from herniated discs.

However, I have even come across reviews where people said that they were too old and not flexible enough to actually get down on the floor to perform the exercises.

On the other hand, I have also seen reviews from guys who practically live in the gym saying that the moves were far too simplistic for them.

With that said, I tend to disagree with this – I have decades of gym and exercise experience and by using the exact same moves, exercises and stretches I have managed to loosen my own hip flexors. Yes they were simple, but THEY WORK.

All-in-all for just $10 I would recommend the program for anyone suffering with tight hip flexors, and even sciatica and lower back pain – it will be a great help.

Just be aware that once you purchase you will be bombarded with further products and programs to buy, and once inside the program you will be taught how your tight hip flexors are the root of pretty much ALL your problems.


Product Pros.

  • The Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program + Bonuses are available for just $10
  • There is a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee
  • The Program DOES work and you will definitely feel more freedom in your lower body if you follow the program.
  • Mike is a well-known name in the health and fitness industry and has been producing programs which WORK for over two decades.
  • The Program has been approved by Physical Therapists.
  • I know from personal experience the techniques work.

Product Cons.

  • The program may not be suitable for everyone, especially if you are in so much pain or lack flexibility to get onto the floor (some reviewers cited their age as well).
  • You will be greeted with a wide variety of upsells when you purchase the product (whether you purchase these or not is completely up to you).
  • Some of the marketing tactics on the main sales page leave a lot to be desired (Come on Mike, you’re a successful and well-respected guy, so I don’t think there’s any need for it).

Final Thoughts

So, my title insinuated that Unlock Your Hip Flexors may be telling the truth or just be a scam.

I can confirm the program is definitely NOT a scam and it will help you to loosen your hip flexors.

As for the some other claims that Mike makes, well let’s just say I’m not completely sold on them, but I can definitely see his point.

Also, some products that were offered as upsells actually seemed pretty decent, but as there were just so many I just kept clicking NO, so now I guess I’ll never know now.

However, I do recommend the Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program.

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8 thoughts on “Unlock Your Hip Flexors Review – Truth or Scam?”

  1. This is really interesting. I’m preparing for the birth of my son and have been reading a lot about how to ease labour pains. Hip flexors can have a big effect. Do you know if this system is safe for pregnant women to use?

    • Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for your comments.

      Well, I’m definitely no expert when it comes to pregnancy. However, I do know that Courtney (Mike’s wife) practiced the techniques after she had given birth, due to the pain she was experiencing then.

      From a personal point of view I would never suggest that a pregnant woman even attempts this program, or any exercise for that matter, without consulting with her Doctor first.

      There are many simple exercises within the program (whereas there are harder and more intense exercises as well), which are aimed at loosening the hip flexors through simple but effective stretching.

      However, many of these techniques will involve getting down on the floor and up again, or holding a certain position for a specific length of time.

      There are exercise which simply require you to be on all fours or lying on you back, but as I say, please do consult with your Doctor/GP first before even atempting any type of physical exercise.


  2. My hips have been very tight over the past couple of weeks, and I haven’t had the time to use my roller. It’s a good thing that I came across your article because otherwise, I might have stopped stretching entirely 😀

    I might try those exercises tonight, and I’ll tell you how it goes. Before I go, do you have any guides on nutrition articles that I can read?

    • Hi Gorjan,

      Good to hear from you.

      Well the hip flexors (and the hips in general) can be a source of problems for many people.

      I’ve used foam rollers myself, but have always found that many of the static and dynamic stretching routines from the Unlock Your Hip Flexors Program appear to have a far better effect.

      Thanks for your question Gorjan, I have a fair few articles based around nutrition. A good place to start would be on my “ultimate guide” – How To Lose Weight and Still Eat Carbs – and you can access some of my other Diet and Nutrition articles from there.


  3. Yeah, there are some big claims, and maybe some of themare exagerated a little…
    However, our body is not designed for it’s components to work in isolation from each other. Everything s connected, physically as well as mentally and emotionally, so maybe there is a lot to be said for his claims?

    I was suprised to learn that ‘the psoas muscle is the only muscle in the human body that connects the upper and lower body.’ Wow, talk about major importance!

    The hip flexors are something I’ve been working on for many years. When loose, I notice that I gain so much more flexibility in my legs, hips and mid section, and it just makes going through life’s motions more comfortable and easier.

    This looks like a great program and I will recommend to to some people who I know will benefit from it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Andrew,

      Great to hear from you.

      I think you might just be right, and perhaps I have been a little harsh on Mike in my review (although I did admit to that).

      I guess it’s because we typically don’t place much importance on the hip flexors, and some people may not even know that they exist.

      However, through my experience with injury I DEFINITELY know they exist, and I now understand the importance of training this area of the body.

      Yes, the psoas is certainly an extremely important muscle, but yet again something that many people may not even be aware of.

      I guess that’s why the psoas has its very own stretch named after it.

      I’m with you about the difference in flexibility when you do train the hip flexors and I must admit my overall flexibility and mobility has imporved in leaps and bounds over the last few years, by having a major concentration in training the lower half of the body.

      Withstanding everything I’ve said about over-the-top claims, marketing tactics, and even upsells, all-in-all, Unlock Your Hip Flexors is a great program and it could actually be the “missing ingredient” in terms of weight loss, fat-burning, muscularity, and athleticism that many of us are looking for.


  4. Hi, Partha,

    First of all, I want to say sorry you had to go through that experience with herniated discs. I hope it’s a thing of the past for you now and you feel better?

    Thank you for writing this review. Unlock Your Hip Flexor sounds like a pretty decent program to follow.

    I especially like the fact that it’s provided by fitness experts and is recommended by physical therapists. This gives us enough peace of mind about using these exercises.

    • Hi Ionut,

      Why thank you very much.

      Touch wood, hopefully the disc and spine problems I’ve had are a thing of the past.

      I was still experiencing issues up until a few years ago, but then completely changed my training focus, and concentrated on the lower body much more.

      I knew I had weak glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors, so I have really focused on these areas.

      And I must say it is paying dividends now. I’ve also noticed that training the lower body has a great knock-on effect to the upper body, so anyone who wants an awesome physique, I would always advise to start at the bottom (literally) and work your way up.



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