How do I perform a kneeling hip flexor stretch?

Wendy Batts
When performing a kneeling hip flexor stretch, start by kneeling down on your back leg and bending your front leg at a 90-degree angle. Next, squeeze your glutes on the back leg and draw your abs in tight. Once in this position, slightly shift body your body forward and hold this position. If you want more of a stretch, remain in this position and then raise your arm up toward the sky - same side as rear leg - and rotate backwards and to the side towards the opposite leg until you feel a stretch in front of your hip. Hold this position for 30 seconds and then switch sides.
Kneel on your back leg, bending your front leg 90-degrees.  Contract your glutes and shift your body forward.  Raise the arm that is on the same side as the knee that is on the ground, stretching to the opposite side until a stretch is felt in the front of your pelvis.  Hold for 30-seconds.

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