Lower body flexibility

Lower body flexibility

Directions

  • This workout focuses on increasing flexibility in the hamstrings, hip flexors, and gluts. For all of the stretches, make sure to keep a neutral spine and keep your core tight.
  • Hamstring stretch: Using a doorway, lay down and prop your leg up against it. Straighten out your other leg. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds, then release for 10-15 seconds. Repeat four or five times on each side.
  • Hip Flexor stretch: Place your outside leg against the doorway and bend it back at the knee. Bend your other leg forward at the knee so that you’re in a kneeling position with your back against the doorway. Bring your outside arm over your head and reach back to grab the doorway. Push your abs in to flatten your lower back.
  • Glut stretch: Sit on the ground in a figure-four position. With a tall spine, lean forward, trying to bring your chest as close as you can to your shin. Hold for 30 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds and then repeat four or five times.

-Nick, University of Tennessee Health Science Center