Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses hip flexor stretches to build flexibility.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, BSc (Kinesiology)
Duration: 53 seconds
A very effective hip flexor stretch that can either be done standing or on the ground simply involves grabbing your ankle behind you leg, pulling it back into a fashion and getting a stretch throughout the whole quadriceps.
If you have a hard time grabbing your leg, you can always use a towel or some tubing to get it. But you'll want to simply pull it in, fire up your quad, tighten up your stomach, and pull the muscle.
You want to be putting resistance against your hand with your foot, and give it a little push. It's a very effective stretch at loosening up the quadriceps that gets extremely tight when you've been sitting a lot.
I like to do this hip flexor stretch before the bike, or after the bike, or if I'm going to do some walking on the treadmill. It really helps loosen up my quadriceps before I start my cardiovascular.
Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist
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