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Leg Stretch | Hip Flexor, Glute, Calf, Inner Thigh Stretches

The following leg stretches target the major leg muscles. Muscles such as the hip flexor are often neglected that's why it's important to stretch it. For a great stretch after a long walk or a jog, you can do the hamstring stretches. Keep in mind that these exercises also cut the risk of injury from strenuous exercise and lessens muscle soreness. The following are Fitness Exercises for your Legs. For more detailed information about each fitness exercise, click on an exercise image or its heading. What are you waiting for? Prepare your fitness shirts and shorts now!

Hip Flexor Stretch Hip Flexor Stretch
Muscles such as the hip flexor are often neglected that's why it's important to stretch it. Keep in mind that this exercise also cuts the risk of injury from strenuous exercise and lessens muscle soreness. Learn how to do the hip flexor stretches in this section.

Glute Stretch Glute Stretch
The gluteus or "glutes" form your buttocks. This large muscle is mainly used to extend the leg into a straight line with the torso and to rotate leg at the hip. Common exercises which involves the glutes are squats, leg press machine and most stability ball movements.

Supine Hamstring Stretch Supine Hamstring Stretch
The hamstrings consist of three muscles that make up the back of your upper leg - the biceps femoris, semitendinosis, and semimembranosis. Their function is to extend the hip joint and flex the knee. There are various stretching exercises for the hamstrings.

Standing Hamstring Stretch Standing Hamstring Stretch
Quadriceps stretches strengthen your knees. Bear in mind that by keeping your quadriceps strong, you also cut the risk of knee injury from strenuous fitness activities. Practice the Standing Hamstring Stretch and you're on your way to strong knees.

Standing Quadriceps Stretch Standing Quadriceps Stretch
If you have trouble balancing on one foot, you can stand against a wall or rail for support while doing this exercise. It is important to stretch these muscles especially before walking, running, jumping, and climbing. Learn how this stretch is done in this section.



Prone Quadriceps Stretch Prone Quadriceps Stretch
Quadriceps Stretches strengthen your knees. Bear in mind that by keeping your quadriceps strong, you also cut the risk of knee injury from strenuous fitness activities. It is important to stretch these muscles especially before walking, running, jumping, and climbing.

Inner Thigh (adductor muscles) or Adduction Stretch Adduction (adductor muscles) or Inner Thigh Stretch
Our muscles do not work alone when we perform certain exercises. Our adductor muscles are working simultaneously with others while doing squats, leg presses, or lunges. Make sure that your adductor muscles are in their good condition everytime you perform stretching activities.

Outer Thigh (abductor muscles) or Abduction Stretch Outer Thigh (abductor muscles) or Abduction Stretch
Although the hip abductor muscles work with your other muscles when performing exercises such as squats and lunges, it would be really great if you choose to isolate them. Muscles in the leg such as the hip flexor are often neglected that's why it's important to stretch it.

Calf Stretch Calf Stretch
One of the major benefits of stretching is that it increases your flexibility. Calf stretches that bend the knee of the calf being stretched focus on the soleus muscle. On the other hand, calf stretches that extend the knee focus on the gastrocnemius muscle.


It would be relaxing to get into a really Good Stretching Session to release all of that accumulated tension our bodies take each day. For a great full, upper, or lower body Stretching Sequences go to Fitness Exercises - Stretching Sequences.

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dani
Monday 13th July 2009 at 10:36:06 PM  

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Personal Trainer
Friday 28th August 2009 at 1:40:56 PM  

Very solid website, props

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Monday 23rd August 2010 at 11:22:08 PM  

a good collection of leg stretches

Berhanu Ambaye
Friday 3rd September 2010 at 10:24:40 PM  

I foud this website fine and vital and I try to use to exercise it.

Thanks a lot,
Sincerely,

Berhanu

su ba
Tuesday 7th September 2010 at 8:34:59 AM  

please please include gymnastic splits in leg stretching exercises,they work wonders

Meg
Tuesday 12th October 2010 at 9:26:58 AM  

I like my glutes

martha zeballos
Sunday 7th November 2010 at 6:53:22 AM  

me gusta revisar sobre ejercicios porque tengo un pequeno problema en lo alto de mi pierna, gracias por estos ejercicios

pro workout routines
Saturday 6th August 2011 at 12:29:02 AM  

Thanks for this! I love fact that there are diagrams that show you the stretches.


 
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