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October 18th, 2010

I am in love with this hip flexor stretch Brice taught me last week.  It is much deeper than than the basic pose of simply putting your knee on the ground from a lunge position.

Here’s how you set it up:

  • Lower yourself to ground as you would in doing a lunge with your front leg bending to 90 degrees and being mindful to keep your back straight.
  • Your back knee drops down behind your back and your toes uncurl so your foot falls flat.  If you feel the need to bend forward, move your knee in closer to you.
  • Raise the same arm as the side of the leg your stretching straight up.
  • Twist from the waist towards the leg you are stretching.

Feel the release!

This is a great opener for runners and spinners.

Brice is a trainer at Fit Gym in Houston.  If you’re looking for someone who really knows the intricacies of exercise and nutrition, Brice is your man.

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