Butterfly Stretch

Exercise / Hip, Leg

How to Butterfly Stretch

Butterfly Stretch

Dynamic stretching consists of active movements. It is usually done before a workout to help warm up your muscles and increase your heart rate. Move slowly, stop and repeat, dig a little deeper each time and improve your range of motion.

Static stretching is typically done at the end of your workout, once your muscles are warm and relaxed. Hold the stretch for 15 to 40 seconds. Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

Butterfly Stretch Benefits

  • The adductor group is located on the inside of the leg and consists of the pectineus, adductor brevis, adductor longus, adductor magnus and gracilis. The best way to keep these muscles relaxed and flexible is by including dynamic stretches in your warm-up and static stretches in your cooldown routine. Stretching your adductors regularly can improve your flexibility and performance, and also prevent injury and stiffness.

 

Muscles Worked in the Butterfly Stretch

Adductor Magnus
Adductor longus
Gracilis
Pectineus
Adductor Brevis
Hamstrings
Quadriceps
Calves
Inner Thigh Side Stretch muscle worked