Tight Hip Flexors? Find The Right Stretch For You

Posted by Jennifer Booton in Training

I know you’ve got them. We all struggle with tight hip flexors now and again, so I thought it was high time that I outlined what you can do about them.

There are four main hip flexor stretches that we teach/use at BIM, all of which target various muscles in the hip flexor family.

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For all of the stretches below, the same rules apply. Maintain a tall posture with your ribs down and don’t allow your lower back to come into lumbar extension, or over arching.

Note: Posteriorly tilting your pelvis (aka tucking your bum under) and squeezing the glute of the leg that’s down can help enhance your stretch. 😉

 

4 Stretches to Combat Tight Hip Flexors

1. Illiopsoas  (Psoas & Iliacus) 

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2. Illiopsoas with Core Engagement

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3. Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL)

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4. Rectus Femoris

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If you’re experiencing hip flexor pain, simply stretching might not be the solution for you. Check out THIS article for tips on how to correct hip flexor pain. You can also bring it up with me or any of the other coaches at BIM the next time you’re in the studio.

Happy stretching!

Jen

 

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