Stretching your outer thigh keeps those legs ready for activity; 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 the outer thigh. Or the I/T Band. If your a runner this stretch is very important. Especially if you already have had I/T Band problems. And you'll know what I'm talking about if your a runner and you've had I/T band problems. Its very painful. So what I'm going to show you; is you're going to feel it along the hip here, ok. Now what I want you to do; is your going to place - I'm on my right foot right now, placing my left foot over my right foot, ok. And then from here, you're going to just jut the hip out, slightly. Ok? So that you feel the stretch right along your glut and your hip as well. Its a very slight movement. So you start in this position and then, like I said, bringing your hips out slightly. So that you feel this in your glut. You can try this a couple of different ways. Let me show you from behind. Now I'm on my left foot, placing my right foot over my left. And I'm just sitting to the side. Feel this in your glut here. Its a very small muscle but important to stretch. Once again, I really recommend this stretch for runners who have had I/T problems in the past or who are currently suffering from I/T Band problems.