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Monday, April 3, 2023

My favorite lower body (leg) stretches


Today's video is all about my favorite lower body stretches! These stretches are perfect for after a run or leg workout day. In this routine, we will be doing 5 exercises that target the glutes, hamstrings, and thighs. Make sure you have done some work before starting this stretch routine.

You can do the exercises on your own or you can follow the video that's at the end of this post 

The first stretch is side lunges. This stretch targets the inner thighs. Start standing with your feet wider than hip-width apart and toes pointed forward. Shift your weight to one side and bend your knee, keeping the other leg straight. Hold for a few seconds and then switch sides.

The second stretch is low lunge is a great stretch for the hip flexors. From you previous position, turn to one side and bring one foot forward, placing it between your hands. Drop your back knee to the ground and lift your chest up, feeling the stretch in the front of your hip.

The third stretch is half pigeon pose is a deep stretch for the glutes. From the low lunge position, bring one knee forward, placing it behind your wrist. Straighten your other leg behind you and lower your body down, resting on your forearms or forehead.

The fourth stretch is half split, this one is perfect for tight hamstrings. From the pigeon pose position, bring the front knee up, keep your other leg on the floor. Send your hips back, as if you were to sit on your back leg, keep the front leg straight and lift the toes.

Finally, we have butterfly. This stretch targets the inner thighs and hips. Start by sitting on the ground with your knees bent and the soles of your feet touching. Gently press your knees down toward the ground, feeling the stretch in your inner thighs.

Incorporating these stretches into your post-workout routine can help increase flexibility and prevent injury. 

Give them a try and let me know how they work for you!

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