Outer Thigh Stretch
Lower Body Stretches Series
The next video shown below is the outer thigh stretch.
This muscle runs along the outer leg from your hip down to the knee.
You use this muscle whenever you are moving your leg away from the
center like when stepping sideways, playing sports and other activities.
The inner thigh is used when moving your leg past the center of your
body like when crossing your legs.
Keeping both the inner and outer thighs healthy and stong can help you
perform everyday tasks and activities better.
As part of keeping them healthy, you want to ensure you stretch them as
well as strengthen these muscles.
Stretch #3 - Outer Thigh Stretch
This move can feel a bit awkward at first but the more you do it the
more it will feel right.
Sit on an exercise mat with your left leg bent inwards and the right
leg bent outwards.
- Take your right leg and straighten it out behind you with
toes straight and touching the ground.
- Your body should be facing forward with the left leg still
bent at the knee.
- Place your hands flat on the mat in front of you and lean
- Lean foward as far as you feel comfortable and depending on
- Hold this stretch for 20 - 30 seconds.
- Repeat for the other leg.
If the stretch is too deep and uncomfortable, bring your body up a bit
to lessen the stretch.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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