7 Tight Hip Flexor Stretches For Runners
Tight Hip Flexors These are the muscles that allow you to flex your hip joint. The main group of muscles in your hip flexors is the iliopsoas, connecting your spine to your femur.
Every time you lift your leg to run, the iliopsoas muscles contract, bringing your thigh in and up towards your body.
Easy pose is a good starting position especially if you’re new to yoga. It’s basically sitting cross-legged on the floor with each foot below the opposite knee.
Fire Log (Double Pigeon Pose)
Sit on the floor evenly on both hips. Flex the left foot and align the shin with the edge of the mat.
Bound Angle Pose (Butterfly Pose)
This is a classic pose for stretching out the inner thighs, the adductor muscles that stabilize the hips and thighs.
Runner’s Lunge (Low lunge)
Your right knee should be at a 90-degree angle, with your knee directly above your ankle. Legs squeeze towards one another to engage the thighs.
Deep Squat (Garland Pose)
Start standing with your feet a little bit wider than your shoulders. Point the toes out diagonally and bend the knees so the knees track over the toes and crouch down.
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