The static hip flexor stretch standing targets the rectus femoris. Keeping this muscle flexible helps maintain hip mobility.
- Stand with you feet in a staggered stance with hands on hips as shown.
- Tighten your abdominals and glutes.
- Slowly move forward by bending the left knee while keeping the upper body straight until a stretch is felt in the right hip.
- Hold for 20-30 seconds.
- Return to starting position and repeat with opposite leg.