Hip stretches are
a good way to improve
hip mobility and hip muscle funtion. Workouts that involve hip training
should include some type of flexibility program for stretching the
hips. Read on to learn more about the best stretches for the hip
IT band is a commonly injured muscle with sports activities. From IT
band friction syndrome, or snapping hip, to distal IT band tendonitis,
poor flexibility of this muscle can lead to problems.
the IT band can be tricky, as it is a muscle that can be hard to
isolate. The standing IT band stretch is one of the easiest and best
ways to stretch this muscle.
To start, cross your right
foot over in front of the left. Most of your weight should be on your
Next, reach your right hand overhead, and
lean as far as you can to your left.
your hips out while you are reaching overhead. You should feel a
stretch along the outside of your right hip, as well as in the outside
of your lower back.
Make sure that you don't twist,
and that you remain straight from your trunk to your lower extremity.
Standing Hip Flexor Stretch
standing hip flexor stretch is a great way to improve muscle
flexibility and mobility restrictions of the hip.
stretch the hip flexor actively, start with placing your foot on a
chair or some ofther structure about the height of your knee to waist.
raise your opposite arm overhead. Lean your hips towards the chair
while keeping your back straight. Reach sideways with your arm. You
should feel a stretch in the front of your hip. Hold for 2-3 seconds,
and then return to the starting position. Repeat 5-10 times.
flexor and iliotibial band stretching is important for treating and
preventing injuries in the hips. They are two very common hip
stretches, and should be part of any flexibility program or hip
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