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.
22. Pigeon Stretch
Start in a pushup (plank) position on your hands and toes. From this position lift your right foot off the floor and slide your right knee forward toward your left hand so that your knee and outer ankle cross over your body midline and end up resting on the floor. Now slide your left leg straight back as far as is comfortable, while at the same keeping your hips level and square to the floor.
Breathe slowly and steadily as you hold the stretch. Push your hips toward the floor for added stretch, but keep your back long, shoulders down and your chest up. Hold this position for 10-30 seconds then switch to stretch your other side.