In today’s video you’ll learn one of my absolute favorite hip flexor stretches. I learned about this one from Kit Laughlin, creator of Stretch Therapy, and the best part is that you can do this one just about anywhere you happen to be.
This stretch is both easy and a good challenge. If you have difficulty getting down on the floor, you’ll find it’s easier to get into it. You’ll also discover very quickly that this is a working stretch. That means you’re going to get a great stretch in the front of your hip, but you’re going to work (and strengthen the supporting muscles) in order to get it!
This exercise is also fantastic for improving your balance. I recommend practicing next to a chair or countertop at first so that you have something to hold onto in case you need help with your balance.
I feel the added balance challenge and strengthening components make this exercise ultra effective because you’re getting the benefits of a great stretch plus some amazing strength and balance work at the same time. It’s really a triple benefit exercise!
Remember, this only works when you get the positioning correct. Be sure to pay close attention to the details I show you in the video so that you get the optimal results.
As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate let me know in the comments below!
See you in the studio,