Standing Hip Flexor Stretch – Dynamic, Arm Elevation

  • HOW: Get set-up standing with a box or object in front of you that you can put one foot up on. The side that remains down on the ground is the one getting the stretch. Put one foot up, perform a posterior pelvic tilt, and shift your weight forward as you simultaneously reach both arms overhead until you feel a stretch. Hold that position for a moment, back out of it and then repeat to make it dynamic. The arm reach is to help shift your weight forward into more hip extension for a greater stretch.
  • FEEL: You will feel a stretch in front of your hip that you are stretching
  • COMPENSATION: It is important to get into the correct position at first by shifting your weight forward while maintaining a posterior pelvic tilt and squeezing your glute on the same side. See video for tips 

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