Exercise of the Week #37 Standing Hip Flexor Stretch


Standing Hip Flexor Stretch

You can never do enough lengthening of the hip flexors with the amount of siting we are forced to do as a part of our jobs. This is the main reason why we decided to add an additional stretch for the hip flexors as a part of the running warm-up. This is a great stretch that can even be done throughout the day to help break the tightness that we suffer from as we sit.

Try adding this in a few times an hour to help keep your hips in better alignment for your running workouts.

3 Comments on this post


  1. eric said:

    Being a full time student or having a job requires a lot of sitting and I have noticed my hips and lower back becoming tight. I like these ideas for stretching out those muscles.

    November 6th, 2009 at 6:29 pm
  2. coach S. said:

    The standing groin stretch is a great move especially for those who might be trying to stretch out their hip flexors, but may only be able to do so on pavement, or if the ground is muddy, etc. Trainers and coaches always need to be aware of the environment that their athletes are working in.

    November 6th, 2009 at 11:47 pm
  3. Scott said:

    It only takes a little to make a huge difference. If you are able to take a few minutes every hour to do a few stretches you can really do a good job of countering the negative side effects of sitting.

    November 10th, 2009 at 8:59 am


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