Buttocks Stretch Videos

Watch the buttocks stretching videos below to improve your buttocks flexibility and relieve tight buttocks and gluteus muscles.

by Brad Walker | First Published August 21, 2010 | Updated September 2, 2017

Buttocks stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the buttocks and gluteus muscles. Good buttocks flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the buttocks and hips.

Sports that benefit from the buttocks stretches below include: Cycling; Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Orienteering; Ice hockey and Field hockey; Ice Skating, Roller Skating and Inline Skating; Martial Arts; Running, Track and Cross Country; running sports like Football, Soccer, Gridiron and Rugby; Snow Skiing and Water Skiing; Walking and Race Walking.

Buttocks Muscles being Stretched

During the following buttocks stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the buttocks and gluteus that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following buttocks stretches.

  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Semimembranosus
  • Semitendinosis
  • Biceps Femoris
  • Gemellus Superior and Inferior
  • Obturator Internus and Externus
  • Quadratus Femoris
  • Piriformis

Sitting Knee-to-chest Buttocks Stretch (1:22) Sit with one leg straight and the other leg crossed over your knee. Pull the raised knee towards your opposite shoulder while keeping your back straight and your shoulders facing forward. Keeping your back straight and your shoulders facing forward will ensure that your buttocks get the maximum benefit from this stretch. Resist the temptation to rotate your shoulders towards your knee. Hold the stretch position for a minimum of 20 seconds and then repeat on the opposite side.

Sitting Foot-to-chest Buttocks Stretch (1:22) Sit with one leg straight and hold onto your other ankle. Pull it directly towards your chest. Use your hands and arms to regulate the intensity of this stretch. The closer you pull your foot to your chest, the more intense the stretch. Hold the stretch position for a minimum of 20 seconds and then repeat on the opposite side.

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