The Best Hip Flexor Stretch

The Best Hip Flexor Stretch

Did you know that the average person sits up to 15 hours a day? Being locked into that position can wreak havoc on your posture and performance, and adding a daily hip flexor stretch is the key to undoing all of that sitting.

In summary, adding a 1-2 minute hip flexor stretch to your daily routine will help you:

  • Prevent back and knee pain
  • Improve your hip function, leading to better shaped glutes and running performance
  • Increase your strength considerably

To learn how to perform the hip flexor stretch properly, check out the video below:

Hip Flexor Stretch


To summarize, get in position with the following ques:

Kneel down and squeeze your glute on the leg that your knee is down. Progress by pushing your hips forward more and more.

We recommend holding for 2 seconds at a time for 30 reps. For faster results, do it for a total of 2 minutes per side.

You can further progress it by raising a hand in the air (the same side of the leg that you’re stretching) or grabbing you foot on the down leg to stretch your quads as well.

We recommend performing this stretch post workout or in your daily flexibility routine.

To learn how to integrate flexibility exercises like this into your routine, click “request more information” or check out our Group Personal Training program.

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About the Author: Marshall Ray

Marshall Ray is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 2 Poliquin International Certified Strength Coach (PICP), Biosignature Practitioner and a certified Precision Nutrition Coach (Pn1). He is the founder of Faster Fitness and co-founder of Femme Fit. He's passionate about building a community of people who love fitness and taking control of their health.