Glute Stretch – Walking, Heel Raise

HOW: Begin in a standing position with enough distance in front of you to walk a few paces forward. As you begin to walk, bring one knee up and rotate the inside of your foot up towards you. As you do so, push up into a heel raise on the stance leg. Return to the starting position, take a step and repeat by alternating between each leg as prescribed.  
  • FEEL: You will feel a stretch in the hip of the leg that is pulled towards you and you will feel your calf muscles engage on your stance leg as you push into a heel raise.
  • COMPENSATION: As you stretch your hip, avoid arching through the back as you pull into the stretch. Also be mindful of pushing your body up as you go into the heel raise instead of pushing your body forward.

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