Keep your hips and thighs safe with stretching; learn simple stretches for long muscles, flexibility, and protection from injury in this free video.
The next stretch I'm going to show you is for your hip flexors. Now why do we need to stretch the hip flexors? Well, if you?re a runner, you'll understand. We tend to get very tight in the flexors. They're overused. Please take some time, especially if you a runner, to stretch those hip flexor muscles. What you are going to do is you are going to get down on one foot. And your other knee is propped down on the floor as well. From here, knee is bent at ninety degrees. There's a couple of different variations you can do to effectively stretch the hip flexor muscle. One, is you can lean forward very slightly. You want to think about keeping your pelvis in neutral position. Ok. And you?re just going to lead forward very slightly. Your going to feel that stretch right here at the hip. You?re going to hold that there for about fifteen to twenty seconds. That?s just one way. You can open up your hips a little bit as well. You can feel it a little differently. So what you are going to do, from this position, you're going to turn your torso, open up your hips. Ok. You can lean a little deeper into the stretch as well. Depending on how tight or flexible your hips are. Returning back to the start position. You don't even need to lean forward to get an effective hip flexor stretch. All you really have to do is tilt your pelvis a little bit. So think of your pelvis, you?re in neutral position. All you need to really do is tilt your pelvis forward a little bit. You?re going to feel that stretch in that hip flexor. Just a couple of variations; you can just move your pelvis forward, you can lean forward, and you can open up your hip. That?s your hip flexor stretch.