Tired of Tight Hip Flexors? Try These Three Stretches

Familiar with that painful snag in your hip flexor during a workout? Or that stiff feeling in your hips when you get out of bed in the morning? If so, you’re not alone – the CDC reports that over 20 million U.S. adults experience hip pain or stiffness.  

Your hips act as the steering wheel that guides you to run, rotate and move with ease throughout your day. That's why we put so much emphasis on hip mobility here at Pvolve. The Pvolve Method is rooted in functional movement, meaning it's designed to help you move better and feel better in everyday life. And a lot of that starts with your hips.

Unlike most traditional fitness methods, Pvolve works against the soreness and tightness in the hip flexors that comes with hours of sitting at a desk or high-impact activities. 

Opening up your hips is also essential for toning the glutes and thighs. How’s that for an added benefit of better mobility? 

Three Hip Flexor Stretches for Better Everyday Function: 

Step Back and Reach

How to Stretch Your Hip Flexors - Step Back and Reach | P.volve

Start in a neutral standing position, then step your right foot back to six o'clock with your heel up. Squeeze the glute and lift up from the core as you bring your hands up to the ceiling.
Repeat 8 times on each side.

Kneeling Reach

How to Stretch Your Hip Flexors - Kneeling Reach | P.volve

Bring one knee forward to 90 degrees while keeping back knee planted into the mat. Squeeze back glute as you lift up from the core, allowing your eyes to follow your hands.
Repeat 8 times on each side.


How to Stretch Your Hip Flexors - Pigeon | P.volve

Start on the mat with your right knee bent in front of you and your left leg stretched back. Pull your right heel in as you slowly bend over the front knee and breathe before switching to the opposite side.

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