The hip flexors are a group of muscles in the hip joint that move the hip and by extension the leg forward while running or walking. The hip flexors also work with the abdominal muscles and work when the stomach is moved toward the legs, as in sit-ups. Hip flexor stretches can help improve general back health. Learn how to stretch the hip flexors from a chiropractor in this free back health video. Learn also what are the hip flexor strain treatment.
This video shows the hip flexor – rectus femoris stretching. The Rectus femoris muscle is one of the four quadriceps muscles that sits in the middle of the front of the thigh. It is responsible for knee extension and hip flexion. It is considers one of the muscles that make up the hip flexors; a group of muscles that bring the legs and trunk together in a flexion movement. Hip stretching is important because it increases your flexibility. Without some good hip flexor stretches, you will not be able to minimize the risk of injury. Find out how to avoid hip flexor injury and what are the hip flexor strain treatment.
This video shows the 10 minute yoga routine stretches the front and back of your legs targeting hip flexors and hamstrings. The stretches are dancer pose, down dog with leg lift, flip dog, high lunge with side stretch, low lunge with quad stretch, and bow pose. Click this link to find out more about hip flexor and hamstring injury.
This video demonstrates the “band knee rising” hip flexor exercise using fitness tubes. Band rising knee is a great exercise to strengthen the hip flexors. Fitness tubes are a perfect type of resistance for the hip flexors, since they are easy on the joints. This exercise mimics the function of the hip flexors. To find out more about hip flexor injury and hip flexor strain treatment click this link.
Here is a good stretch for the hip flexor muscle. Doing this stretch regularly can help prevent a muscle pull in the hip flexor and help reduce common lower back pain caused by tight hip flexor muscles. Click to learn more about hip flexor injuries.
Learn a simple stretch for your hip flexor muscle to prevent injury to this area. The hip flexor muscle is used to raise your leg and is used in jumping, running, and other explosive athletic movements. Visit hip flexor injury on the pulled muscle site to learn more about treatment and prevention.