Hip and Trunk Stretch Exercises

Hip and Trunk Stretch Exercises

Areas stretched: Trunk, outer thigh and hip, buttocks, lower back

Instructions: Sit on the floor with your left leg straight and your right leg tucked close to your body. Reach toward your left ankle as far as possible. Repeat for the other leg.

Modified Hurdler Stretch (Seated Single-Leg Hamstring)

Areas stretched: Back of the thigh (hamstring), lower back

Variation: As you stretch forward, alternately flex and point the foot of your extended leg.

Instructions: Lie flat on your back with both legs straight. (a) Grasp your left leg behind the thigh, and pull it in to your chest. (b) Hold this position, and then extend your left leg toward the ceiling.

(c) Hold this position, and then bring your left knee back to your chest and pull your toes toward your shin with your left hand. Stretch the back of the leg by attempting to straighten your knee. Repeat for the other leg.

Areas stretched: Back of the thigh

(hamstring), hip, knee, ankle, and buttocks

Variation: Perform the stretch on both legs at the same time.

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