4. Kneeling lunge calf pull
How to do it
- Get into the lunge position starting with both hands on left knee.
- The right knee and calf should be on the ground.
- Now you're going to use your right hand to slowly pull up your right foot until you feel a stretch in your hip area.
- Hold the position for 30 seconds as listed on the chart below.
- Slowly release and do the same for the left leg.
THE 5 MINUTE HIP FLEXOR STRETCHES CHART
Now you know how to stretch your hip flexors
Don't take your hips for granted.
Whenever your hip flexor is too tight it will cause a lot of problems in ordinary healthy people and even very active ones.
The hip flexor is also a critical bridge between your upper and lower body.
Think about it for a second.
Your hip is the center of your body's locomotion.
One of the major muscles sitting in the window of your lower spine and hip is the psoas major muscle.
It's one of the two muscles that actually makes up the Iliopsoas.
It's the only muscle in the human body that connects upper and lower body.
So it's kind of a big deal.
This muscle affects almost every vital function of your body.
Whenever it functions properly it has the power to:
- Helps you achieve peak performance in your daily workouts
- Helps you lose stubborn body fat
- Helps you to lift heavier and gain more strength
- Helps you to improve your overall endurance
The point is that this is the core muscle in your body. That's why you should start doing regular hip flexor stretches.
Most of us can't avoid sitting down for most of the day. But you can use these stretches to help prevent tight hips.
Start doing them regularly
Yes, you can do the typical static stretching but that won't cut it.
It takes much more than a foam roller or tennis ball to unlock your hip flexors.
And guess what, if you are doing it incorrectly with those items you can damage your hips.
You have to know what you're doing.
Most of us have tight hip flexors, so it's nothing to be ashamed of.
If you want a proven plan that will help you unlock your hip flexors, Dr Rick Kaselj (Injury specialist and fitness physiologist) has the perfect plan for you.
You can check it out => Here.
So start stretching! 🙂