One of the most popular hip flexor stretches is this kneeling stretch. However, we are frequently being taught this stretch incorrectly which doesn’t bring us much benefit, often putting added pressure on the lower back or causing an over strain of the hip flexor muscles.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to perform this stretch SAFELY & CORRECTLY.
Ensuring your leading leg is in a 90 degree angle with the ankle and knee stacked inline with one another, the opposite glute active and the hips posteriorly tilted are key features to create a deep muscle release.
Focusing on your breath whilst performing this stretch is also very important. Breathe in through the nose and out through the nose and hold the stretch for 30-45 seconds per side with an additional 30-45 seconds for the added lower back stretch.