To perform the Lying Crossover Stretch, lie on your back and cross one leg over the other. Keep your arms out to the side and both legs straight. Let your back and hips rotate with your leg. If it is uncomfortable to keep the crossed-over leg straight, you can bend it and either rest it on the ground or use your hand to support the bent leg.
This is the 5th of our Top Static Stetches Series of posts. Stay tuned for the more great articles on Stretching and Flexibility. *Note to always warm up before performing static stretches. It is important to hold each static stretch for a minimum of 30-60 seconds for full benefit.*
Lucette., & Clark, C. (2008) NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training. (p. 139-171)
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