STRETCH OF THE WEEK:
Kneeling Quad Stretch Plus
DO YOU HAVE PAIN IN YOUR KNEES? MAYBE FROM RUNNING, SPORTS, OR EVEN, JUST SITTING?
The kneeling quad #stretch plus is an awesome and effective stretch that will relieve tension throughout your quads, and hip flexors. A primary cause of hip immobility is extended periods of sitting. Whether at a computer, driving, eating, playing video games and/or watching TV, prolonged sitting places the hip sockets in a constantly flexed position. Over time, this can lead to movement restrictions in the hip socket.
The hip flexor muscles originate on the lumbar spine, cross the pelvis and attach to the top of the leg. They also help control rotation of the leg and hip socket. Performing the following stretch is an effective way to increase hip mobility and REDUCE KNEE PAIN.
🔈Take breaks from your desk or couch to try this!
– Kneeling Quad Stretch Plus –
▫️Kneel down on one knee
▫️Keep front foot down flat
▫️Pull back foot’s heel toward your glute
That is the QUAD stretch, here is the
plus for the hip flexors 💪🏻
➕Lean forward toward your front leg to get your hip flexor to feel a bit of a stretch 🔥
➕Then actively flex the glute on the side you are kneeling on, to really ramp up stretch 🔥🔥
➕Then pull that heel even more toward your glute 🔥🔥🔥