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Hip Flexor Stretch: A Simple Exercise to Ease Pain in the Hips and Lower Back

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Hip Flexor Stretch

Many of us go through the simple stretches that we remember from school or a sports club from years ago.

Over the next few weeks, we will be educating you on ineffective stretches that will not only improve how you feel but also your performance.

The Hip Flexor is as important as Glute or Hamstring Stretches. It focuses on releasing the hip flexors, rectus femoris, iliopsoas, and sartorius which are all key in everyday day movement.

Here’s how you do it.

Holding on to a stability ball, bench, or chair for support, squat down on your left leg bending from the hip with your right leg out in front of you at a 90-degree angle. Extend your left leg behind you with your lower left leg and top of your left foot lying on the floor. Keeping your upper body straight and looking forward, lean forward over your front leg and arch your shoulders back slightly until you feel a gentle stretch in the front of your left hip. Hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat on the other side.

Happy stretching!

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