How many of you even know what your flexors are, or how critical a role they play in your body?
Your hip flexor muscles are some of the most powerful muscles in your body but are commonly overlooked. They are located in the front of your hip, connecting your legs, pelvis and abdomen, allowing your hips to flex!
If you did not have hip flexor muscles you would not be able to walk, climb stairs or even bend over, that’s how important they are. If you have a job that demands you are sitting the majority of day, these muscles are becoming weaker and weaker.
Whether you want to improve your running performance, develop better posture or dance the night away, you must improve the flexibility of these muscles. There are many steps you can take to get these muscles back in shape and improve your overall body condition. We are about to share some excellent stretches to improve the performance of your hip flexor muscles.
Follow these very simple stretches for your hip flexors that have proven to really work. Want to go deeper into the topic? Subscribe here to the 7-day hip flexor email course.
Eight Easy Stretches to Revitalize Your Hips and Powerize your Body
Do these hip flexor stretches on a regular basis and you will powerize your whole body, improve your posture and reduce any low back pain you may be experiencing.
11. Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
Start by kneeling on your right knee, with your toes pointed down. Place your left foot flat on the floor directly in front of you, with your knee bent and in line with the ankle. Place your hands on the left thigh as shown.
With your hands on your left thigh press the hips forward until you feel the tension in the front of your right thigh. Extend your arms overhead, keeping your elbows close to your head and your palms facing each other. From this position lean straight backward slightly arching your back while keeping your chin down and your eyes looking straight forward. Hold for 30 seconds feeling the stretch, and then switch to your other side.