Hip Stretch How-To

Add these two stretches to your pre-and post-workout regimen to strengthen your hip flexors and tighten your core.

To begin the first hip stretch, get into a kneeling lunge position with your right leg in front and left leg behind. Then, push your lower back forward, while also squeezing your glutes simultaneously.

Hold this position for 10 seconds, release and repeat 10 times. Switch legs and do the same stretch for 10 seconds, release and repeat 10 times.

The second hip flexor stretch to add to your routine starts in the standing position. Spread your legs apart just shy of your shoulder width and get a good base. Next, push your hips forward and twist back and forth to each side about three to four times.

Hip stretches are a great exercise to add to both your warm up and cool down, preventing injury that could end up keeping you on the sidelines and out of the game.