Hip Flexors play a huge role in fluid running, and a set of tight ones can lead to imbalances and injury. Check out these hip exercises
Hip Flexor Stretch:
Lie on your back either on the floor or a bench. Bring both of your knees toward your chest and hold the back of your thighs. Lower one of your knees while holding the other with both hands. Try not to arch your back during the stretch.
You should feel the stretch on the top of your thigh in the lowered leg. Alternate your legs and remember to hold the position for thirty seconds for each leg, then repeat the stretch on the other leg.
Hip Adductor Stretch
Hip adductors are the muscles in your inner thigh that support balance and alignment.
Here's how you do it:
Position yourself in a wide stance so your feet are far apart and your toes are facing forward. Lean to the side by bending one of your knees and keep your other leg straight. As your weight shifts onto the bending knee, you should begin to feel the stretch on the inner thigh of your other leg. Hold the position for thirty seconds and then repeat the stretch on the other leg.
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