6 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

 
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Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs
4.Toy Soldier

Stand upright with feet under the hips. Core engaged and gaze forward. Raise your right arm toward the ceiling. Then swing your left leg up towards the ceiling as your right hand lowers to tap your left foot. Return to standing position and repeat on the opposite side. Do 10 toy soldiers to each side.
This dynamic stretch will take your hip flexors through a forward range of motion.

Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs
5.Hip Stretch

This stretch will externally rotate your hip. You can do this stretch on a box or a table. You’ll need a box or table that you can bend one leg and lay the front of the leg or the shin on the box. Keep your torso erect and your core engaged. Keep mild pressure on the leg to try and keep the leg as flat on the table or box as you can. Hold for a 5-count and repeat on the other leg.
This stretch targets the hip muscles and the hip joint.

Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs
6.Goblet Squat Hold

The goblet squat hold is literally holding a kettle bell in the bottom of a squat. This is an isometric hold which is super effective at improving hip flexibility. You want to use a moderately heavy weight. Flip the kettle bell upside down and hold it by the belly of the bell, or the part that would resemble a goblet. Lower into the bottom of the squat with the elbows just inside the knees. Use your elbows to drive your knees outward increasing the stretch on the adductors.

Hold this stretch for 10 deep inhales and exhales.

Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

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