This stretch is called the Standing Quadriceps Stretch. It's a simple stretch, but is effective in helping to loosen the hips and front part of the thigh. Add this stretch to any well balanced static stretching routine to decrease muscle tightness and imbalance which can lead to pain and injury.
There are a few good stretches that can be performed to improve the flexibility of the hamstrings. Hamstring tightness can attributed to low back and hip pain, and can lead to muscle imbalances that can put a person at high risk for injury.
The adductor complex of muscles are located in the inner thigh and are responsible for moving your leg toward midline. Static Adductor Stretches can increase the flexibility of the inner thigh improving muscle balance decreasing risk of pain and potential injury.
If you have had knee or hip pain this blog is for you. In this blog, we focus on Static Stretches for the Abductor Complex of Muscles which includes the Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL), Illiotibial (IT) Band and all of the Gluteals, which are responsible for which move the leg away from midline. Focusing on flexibility in this area will improve muscle balance in the area decreasing knee and hip pain and reducing the risk of injury in these areas.
This entry will focus on Static Stretches for the Flexors of the hip. This area is important, as tightness in this area can cause instability in the hips and lead to lower back tightness and pain. Static stretching can help to improve muscle balance which decreases pain the risk of injury.
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