Lying Abductor Stretch

Lying Abductor Stretch


The lying abductor stretch is a simple exercise that involves lying on your back with your legs straight and then spreading them apart as far as possible. This stretch targets the muscles in your inner thighs and can help improve flexibility and range of motion in this area.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Lying Abductor Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by lying on your back with your legs straight out in front of you.
  2. Bend your right knee and place your right foot flat on the ground.
  3. Keeping your left leg straight, lift it up towards the ceiling.
  4. Slowly lower your left leg out to the side, keeping it straight and as close to the ground as possible.
  5. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, feeling the stretch in your inner thigh and hip.
  6. Bring your left leg back up to the center and repeat on the other side.

Lying Abductor Stretch Form & Visual

Lying Abductor Stretch

Lying Abductor Stretch Benefits

  • Stretches the hip abductor muscles, including the gluteus medius and minimus
  • Improves hip mobility and flexibility
  • Reduces tightness and discomfort in the hips and lower back
  • May help prevent injuries related to the hips and lower body
  • Can be modified for different levels of flexibility and comfort

Lying Abductor Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Gluteus medius
  • Tensor fasciae latae

Lying Abductor Stretch Variations & Alternatives