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.
are the best stretches for the piriformis? Read on to find
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.
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
Hold the stretch for 5-10 seconds, and
repeat 5-10 times.
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
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