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Static Hip Flexor Stretch Kneeling

The static hip flexor stretch is an important stretch for any endurance athlete or if you spend a much time sitting at a desk.

 

STRETCH 1

  • Kneel on right knee and bend your left leg to 90 degrees as shown. (A foam pad will help if performing this exercise on hard surfaces).
  • Tighten your abdominals and glutes to keep the hips stable and facing forward during the stretches.
  • Slowly move forward by bending the left knee forward. 
  • Raise the right hand overhead with the thumb pointing back.
  • Hold stretch for the prescribed number of seconds. 

STRETCH 2

  • Keeping the hips stable by tightening the glutes and abdominals, bend torso to the left side. 
  • Hold stretch for the prescribed number of seconds. 

STRETCH 3

  • Slowly rotate the trunk and shoulders towards the right while maintaining tension in the hips. 
  • Hold stretch for the prescribed number of seconds.
  • Switch legs and repeat.