How do I stretch tight hip flexors?

Hi everyone, Sally from Aspire Physiotherapy here.

This week I've had a few people asking how to stretch tight hip flexors, so today I'm going to show you some of my favourite hip flexor stretches, to really stretch our the fronts of your hips, useful for anyone who sits a lot, or does a lot of exercise that can cause the hip flexors to get a bit tight.

Stretch 1:

Lie across your foam roller, so it's under your pelvis. Pull one knee to your chest, and feel the stretch at the front of your straight leg. Hold 30 seconds.

Stretch 2:

Kneel with one foot in front of you. Push your hips forwards until you feel a stretch at the front of your hip (of the back leg). Hold 30 seconds.

Stretch 3:

Lie at the edge of a high bench, or something like your kitchen table. Pull one knee to your chest until you feel a stretch at the front of your hip (in the hanging leg). Hold 30 seconds.

Repeat on the other leg. These stretches can help you avoid injury, by helping to keep you flexible, and maintain good posture.


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