How to: Half Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
Take your knee alternately as close to your chest as possible. Hold this stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.
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. Pre-workout dynamic stretching improves circulation, prepares your muscles for movement, and temporarily increases your range of motion.
Static stretching, more commonly done at the end of a workout when your muscles are warm, is when stretches are held in place for a certain period of time, not moving. Static stretching is the most effective form of stretching for loosening up your muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons, while also improving flexibility and range of motion. Static stretching requires you to move a muscle to the end of its range of motion and maintain this position for 20 to 45 seconds. Repeat this 2 to 3 times each.
Half Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch Benefits
- It is a stretching movement that runners use frequently. It is practiced for flexibility of muscles in the lower body, including quadriceps, hamstrings, hips, thighs and calves. 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 muscular regularly can improve your flexibility and performance, and also prevent injury and stiffness.