Intermediate Hip Flexor and Quad Stretch
This exercise is a stretch for the hip flexors and quadriceps muscles. It involves kneeling on one knee and leaning forward to stretch the front of the hip and thigh. The stretch can be intensified by reaching the opposite arm overhead and leaning to the side.
Intermediate Hip Flexor and Quad Stretch Instructions
- Start in a lunge position with your right foot forward and your left foot back.
- Place your left knee on the ground and keep your right knee bent at a 90-degree angle.
- Place your hands on your right knee and keep your back straight.
- Slowly shift your weight forward onto your right foot, feeling a stretch in your left hip flexor and quad.
- Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds, then release and switch sides.
- Repeat the stretch on the left side, with your left foot forward and your right foot back.
Intermediate Hip Flexor and Quad Stretch Form & Visual
Intermediate Hip Flexor and Quad Stretch Benefits
- Strengthens upper back muscles
- Improves posture
- Increases grip strength
- Engages core muscles
- Can be done with minimal equipment
- Can be modified for different fitness levels
Intermediate Hip Flexor and Quad Stretch Muscles Worked
- Rectus femoris
- Tensor fasciae latae
Intermediate Hip Flexor and Quad Stretch Variations & Alternatives
- Advanced hip flexor and quad stretch
- Standing quad stretch
- Kneeling hip flexor stretch
- Butterfly stretch
- Pigeon pose