Stretch out those hip flexors.

In this video, we talk about how to effectively stretch both the Psoas Major and Rectus Femoris muscles (without forgetting about the iliacus) in a way that means you can stay in the same position. 

To get the benefits, hold each position for 15-30 seconds until the stretch tension eases, then try to take it further 1-2 more times.

So how many times have you been told to stretch out your hip flexors, but you’ve never kind of figured out quite how to do it in the most effective way possible? Let me show you a way that you can get to both the Psoas, which comes from your spine around to the inside edge of your leg and the Rectus Femoris, which is another of your hip flexors that is actually one of the four quadricep muscles as well. So what we’re gonna do here is adopt a standard lunge position. So Tom’s going to bring his leg forward and push his hips through until we start to feel a stretch, just coming across this top part of the leg here, now because the Psoas attached from the spine down towards the lesser trochanter of the Femur.

That’s how we’re getting the bulk of the length there. Now to get into the rec fem nice and simple. We just peel it back a little bit, tuck the tailbone underneath, and then you re-adopt that slight lunge position and the emphasis now is on the front of the pelvis and down to the knee. So it’s a really simple, quick and effective way of stretching out two of your hip flexor muscles without even having to change the position that you are in.

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Aaron Gibson
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