active recovery for the month

Not your Normal Hip Flexor Stretch

Instead of this...

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Try this.

The picture on the left shows what most people think of when you tell them to stretch their hip flexors.  In this position it is normal for people to hyperextend in their back and actually avoid stretching their hip flexors.

INSTEAD try what the picture of on the right shows. Stack your hip over the knee of the leg you plan to stretch. From this position tuck your tailbone, squeeze the glutes of that leg and be tall.  You can have a slight forward lean and make sure to drive the front foot into the floor especially if you have balance issues.  Feel the need for more stretch?  Then raise your arms up by ears making sure to NOT hyperextend the back.