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How do I perform standing stretches for my hip flexors?

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1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and toes forward.

2. Bend your right knee, and bring your right heel up toward your butt.

3. Hold your right foot with the right hand, and gently pull to point your knee toward the floor. You can hold on to a counter or chair with your left hand for balance.

4. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on your other leg.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Hip strengthening might ease pain of clogged leg arteries.”

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital: “Hip Flexor Strain.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Hip Strains.”

American College of Sports Medicine: “Improving Your Flexibility and Balance.”

American Council on Exercise: “Supine Hip Flexor Stretch.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Seated Hip Flexors and Quadriceps Stretch.”

MedlinePlus: “Hip flexor strain -- aftercare.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Hip strengthening might ease pain of clogged leg arteries.”

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital: “Hip Flexor Strain.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Hip Strains.”

American College of Sports Medicine: “Improving Your Flexibility and Balance.”

American Council on Exercise: “Supine Hip Flexor Stretch.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Seated Hip Flexors and Quadriceps Stretch.”

MedlinePlus: “Hip flexor strain -- aftercare.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 01, 2018

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