9 Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors

5) Floor Hip Stretch
Floor Hip Stretch

Don’t forget to breathe out when leaning forward to get the most out of this stretch!

  • Sit on the floor with your right knee bent in front of you and your left knee out to the side with left foot behind you. Bring your right foot around so that it touches the left knee. Put your hands on the floor in front of you with your arms straight. Inhale and lift your chest up.
  • Breath out as you lower your shoulders over your front knee until you feel a gentle stretch. Inhale as you raise your chest while maintaining a good curvature in your lower back. Hold this pose for as long as it is comfortable to you. Return to the starting position and repeat.

6) Goblet Squat Hold

This is a great stretch for the hips, hamstrings, and glutes, while also strengthening them as well. It also targets the hip flexors and stretches the groin.

  • Begin by holding your kettlebell against the middle of your chest. Place your feet shoulder-width apart, with toes pointing slightly out. While keeping your weight on your heels, start pushing your hips back and towards the floor. Your hips should move before your knees bend.
  • Keep your chest up and try to wedge your elbows in between your knees at the bottom point of the movement – when your posterior is level with your thighs. Even if you can’t reach your knees, focus on pushing them slightly apart. Initiate the second part of the move by driving your hips forward to return to the start position.
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