6 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

By 29 July 2017

Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs
1.Deep Squat Stand

Get into a deep squat with chest and eyes up and forward. Keep your core contracted and upright. Hold onto the front of each shoe. Then as you stand and extend hips back, continue holding onto the front of each shoe to full extension. Repeat 9 more times.
This stretch improves hip and leg mobility while stretching your hip and hamstrings.

Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

2.Samson Stretch

Interlace your thumbs and raise your arms overhead. Engage your shoulders and shrug them up towards your ears. Step forward into a lunge with the knee of the rear leg touching the floor. Stretch your hands up towards the ceiling as you sink into the lunge and push your hips forward as your arms reach back behind you. Stand up out of the lunge and repeat on the other side.
This move stretches and lengthens the arms, shoulders, and back while stretching the hip flexors as well.

Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs
3.Couch Stretch

Find a wall and get down on all fours and move your bent knee back into the wall with your shin and the top of your foot touching the wall. Then bring the forward leg into a 90-degree angle with the knee directly over the ankle. Then stand tall with your torso and your chest and eyes up looking forward to the opposite side of the room.Squeeze your glutes and hamstrings to prevent hyperextending your lower back. Hold for 30 seconds and switch to the other side.
You will feel an intense stretch on the right front side of your hip.

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