My Hip Flexor Stretches
by Donna Snyder
(Lansdale, PA, USA)
Interlaced hands on knees for a deeper stretch.
If you ride a bike alot or spinning like I do, then the front part of your hips can get extremely tight since they get quite a work out.
To stretch them out I get into a traditional lunge with one leg bent in front, being very careful NOT to let my knee go past my ankle. The other leg is extended behind me.
I try to concentrate on laying my quad as close to the ground as I can go safely, while maintaining proper form. I can really feel the stretch in the front of the leg that is extended behind me. Sometimes I put my hands on my hips or interlace them on my knee for a deeper stretch.