Standing Outer Hip Stretch

Standing Outer Hip Stretch


This exercise involves standing with one foot crossed over the other and leaning to the side to stretch the outer hip. It helps to improve flexibility and mobility in the hip joint.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Standing Outer Hip Stretch Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips.
  2. Take a big step to the side with your right foot, keeping your toes pointing forward.
  3. Bend your right knee and shift your weight to your right side, keeping your left leg straight.
  4. Place your right hand on your right thigh for support and reach your left arm up and over your head, stretching your left side body.
  5. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds to 1 minute, breathing deeply.
  6. Release the stretch and repeat on the other side.

Standing Outer Hip Stretch Form & Visual

Standing Outer Hip Stretch

Standing Outer Hip Stretch Benefits

  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the hips
  • Relieves tension and tightness in the hip muscles
  • Reduces the risk of hip injuries
  • Helps to alleviate lower back pain
  • Can improve posture and balance

Standing Outer Hip Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Gluteus medius
  • Tensor fasciae latae
  • External oblique
  • Quadratus lumborum

Standing Outer Hip Stretch Variations & Alternatives

  • Standing Inner Thigh Stretch
  • Seated Outer Hip Stretch
  • Lying Down Figure Four Stretch
  • Butterfly Stretch
  • Pigeon Pose