How To: Standing Knee Hugs
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.
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.
Standing Knee Hugs Benefits
- The purpose of hugging your knees is to stretches your legs and your glutes muscles. This exercise will also stretch your hamstring and quadricep muscles.
- Before starting leg training, you can apply this exercise after warm-up exercises to stretch your legs. Thus, your leg muscles will become more flexible against injuries.