Happy Happy Friday!! Today’s video is all about the hip flexors. So before we get into it, there is some other knowledge I’d like to share with you...
What is the purpose of our hip flexors? There are several different reasons and here are a few, flexing the hip joint and the trunk forward, pulling your knees upward, moving the legs side to side and front to back, and to stabilize the lower body.
So now we ask ourselves, why stretch the hip flexors? In order to get a great squat, you need great hip flexor mobility. Flexible hip flexors help you get a better booty!🍑🍑 Tightness in this area often goes hand-in-hand with anterior pelvic tilt, which is where your butt sticks out more than it should.
1. Squat stretch with slight rock back and forth to help open up the hips.
2. Split Straddle Stretch
3. Butterfly Stretch, remember to try and press your knees to the ground.
4. Happy Baby Pose, lying on your back, reach for the feet and pull towards your chest.
5. Basic Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch, one knee down and one foot forward lean into the stretch. You can also use a prop to help keep your body in line and prevent yourself from coming to far forward or leaning to far back.
6. Pigeon Pose, you want to try and get the front leg at a 90 degree angle and then lay forward into the stretch. (Obviously one of the more difficult ones for me!)
7. Lastly, the Frog Pose, which is my worst nightmare! This stretch is incredibly effective, and the goal of this stretch is to get into position and be able to lay completely flat on the ground! This is the stretch I need to work on the most.
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