9 Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors

3) Deep Squat Stand
Deep Squat Stand

Get your quads, glutes and hamstrings stretched out with this deep stretch!

  • Stand tall with your feet wider than hip-width apart. Bend forward at your waist to grab your toes with your hands. Drop down into a deep squat while keeping your arms straight, elbows inside your knees, back flat and chest up.
  • While holding your toes, raise your hips back and straighten your knees until you feel a good stretch in the back of your legs. Hold for 1 to 2 seconds. Continue for the remainder of the set

4) Extended Wide Squat
Extended Wide Squat

As if the deep squat stand wasn’t enough, this one will really extend the squat and give your muscles the treatment they deserve!

  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips. Bend your knees, and lower your hips down toward the ground. Bring your palms together at your heart center, and firmly press your elbows against the inside of your knees. This will help to open your hips even further.
  • After five breaths, release the hands to the floor and walk them away from your feet, as far as comfortable, to increase the stretch in the hips and lower back. Hold for another five breaths.
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