One of the major benefits of Stretching is that it increases your flexibility. While Stretching may appear a bit bland as compared with resistance exercises such as Training with Free Weights and Weight Training Exercises, without some good hip flexor stretches, you will not be able to minimize the risk of injury.
Hip flexor muscles or iliopsoas consist of iliacus and psoas major muscles. These enable you to move your thighs towards the stomach area. Get your fitness mats and bands and strengthen your hip flexor muscle by doing the hip flexor stretch. To some extent, this exercise also targets your glutes.
|STEP 1: Kneel down with your back straight.|
|STEP 2: Step forward with your right foot while keeping your left knee on the floor. Put your hands on top of your right thigh.|
|STEP 3: Slide your back leg behind you until you feel the stretch in the front of the hip. To intensify the leg stretches, push your hip forward, straighten your body, and put your hands on your front knee. Hold for 10-12 seconds and then change sides.|
It would be relaxing if we get into a really good Stretching session to release all of the accumulated tension our bodies take each day. For a great full, upper, or lower body Stretching Sequence, go to Fitness Exercises: Stretching Sequences. Grab your fitness shoes and start now!