Hip Flexor Stretch
Lower Body Stretches Series
This video is the hip flexor stretch and is the next one in the lower
body stretching series.
As the name suggests, you will be stretching the hip flexors. These are
located in the front of the hips just above the thighs.
They are responsible for hip flexion which means bringing the thigh up
towards the stomach.
As with any stretches, you want to make sure you warm up your muscles
So if you are just starting your workout, do a quick 3 - 5 minute warm
Then stretch the muscles to help prepare them for the workout.
At the end of the workout be sure to cool down and stretch again.
Stretch #2 - Hip Flexor Stretch
You will be kneeling on the floor for this stretch. So find a pillow or
fold up a towel to protect your knee.
Place your right knee on the pillow or towel.
- Place your left foot on the ground in front of you with the
leg bent at a 90 degree angle.
- Slowly lean forward until you feel the stretch.
- Hold this stretch from 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat the stretch
- Repeat with the other leg.
If you feel too off balance using a pillow, try using an exercise mat
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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