It is important, whether you suffer from hip flexor pain, or are trying to prevent an injury, that you get the proper hip flexor stretch in before and after your exercise routine. Hip flexor exercises are the best way to prevent an injury; and after an injury, are the best way to get you back to better health. The following are some hip flexor exercises for you to try.
Hip Flexor Exercises
Lunge – Step into a lunge that allows your front leg to bend at the knee, but allows you to keep the ball of your back foot on the ground. Sink into the lunge with your back straight and your hips tucked directly in line with your back. Hold for 20 breaths, release, and repeat with the next leg.
Kneeling Lunge – Kneel down with your back up straight. Take one leg up and put your foot on the ground in front of your body at a right angle. Keeping the other knee on the ground, lean into the upper leg and hold for 15 breaths. Release and repeat on the other side.
Butterfly – Sit on the ground with your knees up and your feet on the ground in front of you. Gently lower your knees outward toward the ground until your feet turn up and are sole to sole. Hold the top of your feet with each hand and allow your elbows to rest on your knees. Carefully press down on the knees with the elbows without bouncing. Hold for 15 breaths, release, and repeat three times.
CoreStretch™ – Using the CoreStretch™, perform some of the lower back, groin, and hamstring stretches, which will also offer a good hip flexor stretch. Begin your stretches in a chair, advance to a standing position when you are comfortable, and advance to sitting on the floor when you are really comfortable with the moves.
To begin your hip flexor exercises today, contact Medi-Dyne
to find out what tools will work the best for your routine. Whether you are trying to prevent an injury, or are trying to treat hip flexor pain with a good hip flexor stretch routine, CoreStretch™ is an all around great tool to use. Call us today at 800.810.1740 or 817-251-8660 to get started.