Piriformis Stretches

Piriformis stretches are a great way to improve hip mobility and flexibility. The piriformis muscle is one of the hip rotators, and can contribute to injuries like sciatica and piriformis syndrome. This is can be due to tightness of the muscle, and mobility restrictions at the hip.

What are the best stretches for the piriformis? Read on to find out...

Piriformis Stretching

To stretch the piriformis muscle, start by laying on your back with both knees bent. Cross your right leg over the left, placing your right ankle on your left knee.

Next, reach down and grab your left thigh with both hands, and pull back towards your chest. You should feel a stretch on the outside of your right hip.

Hold the stretch for 5-10 seconds, and repeat 5-10 times.

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Stretching the piriformis is easy to do, and can help with lots of different hip problems, including sciatica, piriformis syndrome, or hip mobility restrictions. It should be part of any hip training program, or any program to improve your flexibility.

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