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 first.

So if you are just starting your workout, do a quick 3 - 5 minute warm up.

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.
  1. Place your right knee on the pillow or towel.
  2. Place your left foot on the ground in front of you with the leg bent at a 90 degree angle.
  3. Slowly lean forward until you feel the stretch.
  4. Hold this stretch from 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat the stretch several times.
  5. Repeat with the other leg.
If you feel too off balance using a pillow, try using an exercise mat instead.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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