Above you’ll find my third Key Stretch of Importance: the Kneeling Hip and Quad Stretch.
This stretch complements my second Key Stretch of Importance, as it’s also helpful for people who spend a lot of time behind a desk or the steering wheel of a car.
What’s so great about this stretch? Spending time in a seated position can cause the hip and quad muscles to shorten and tighten up, which in turn can pull on the pelvis and tilt it forward. This can cause problems with the lower back and hips, and result in pain and injury.
This stretch will help to open up the front of your hips and quadriceps, and take a lot of pressure off your lower back, hips and knees. So if you experience pain in any of these areas, this stretch is just what you need.
How to perform this stretch: Kneel on one foot and the other knee. If needed, hold on to something to keep your balance and then gently push your hips forward.
How long to hold this stretch: Hold this position for between 20 to 30 seconds while concentrating on breathing deeply and slowly. Carefully move out of the stretch position and then repeat on the other side. Repeat 2 to 3 times on each side.
If you’re looking for more great stretches check out the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility.
Until next time, stay healthy, keep stretching and God bless.
The Stretch Coach
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