View Full Version : Hip Stretches

05-17-2009, 08:26 PM
I was wondering what are some good stretches for your hips. I just stated running hills on a treadmill and have been noticing my hips feeling soar and stiff. What would be good to loosen them up and alive some of the pain? Besides stop running hills lol :)

05-17-2009, 11:05 PM
How is running hills on a treadmill going to help your powerlifting? The best hip flexor stretch is to basically do a one legged squat and lean back with your knee in the ground.

05-18-2009, 06:24 AM
Thanks. Im not looking for running hills to help my powerlifting Im doing it for conditioning and help bring my weight down.

05-18-2009, 06:43 AM
I like to sit on the end of the bench cross legged (left foot on right knee) and push down on my knee for a 20 count. Plus some of the goofy aerobic stretches work for me as well. Plus someone once suggested palates, I just can't bring myself to do that.


05-18-2009, 07:09 AM
Try this hip flexor stretch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3svl4ifS9gc&feature=PlayList&p=BCACDEC3D31AF493&index=0), and this squat stretch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ETJavBsbfo). I tend to start with a little different squat stretch (http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/images/2006/drobson225_squatstretch2.jpg) and some dynamic stretching before I run.