Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
6 Ways to Make Chinese New Year a Healthy Celebration
Healthy Recipes
12 Smoothies That Satisfy Intense Chocolate Cravings
Healthy Living
12 Women Who Will Make You Want to Do the Tone It Up Workouts

Hip Flexor Stretch Against the Wall

Wall Work: Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch

Stretching the hip flexors is a must if you run or ride a bike; not only will it make these sports feel easier, flexible hips can also prevent lower back pain. If you're a fan of the low-lunge yoga pose Open Lizard, then you'll love this variation — it's an even more intense thigh stretch.

  • Position a folded towel or mat in front of a wall.
  • Kneel down and place your right knee on the mat, about eight or so inches away from the wall, then rest your toes against the wall.
  • Plant your left foot on the ground in front of you (make sure your knee is directly above your ankle), and lower your hips until you feel a stretch in the front of your left hip. Rest your left forearm on your left thigh and your right hand on your hip, adding a little forward pressure to deepen the stretch as you gently arch back.
  • Hold here for at least 30 seconds. Then slowly release and do this stretch on the other side.
Around The Web
Natalie Coughlin's Almond Cherry Recovery Smoothie
Why Women Should Do Deadlifts
8 Week Plan to Go From Walking to Running
Common Weight Room Fears
5K Training Plan to Run Faster
Stretches to Relieve Lower Back Pain and Open Tight Hips
Healthy Day #Fails

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
gigill gigill 7 years
I like hip flexor stretches as well. I do the same one but without the wall...can't imagine I need to intesify the strech any further than the regular one!
chariander chariander 7 years
Please please please dear FitSugar - tell me where you get such cute LONG tank tops like the one you are wearing in the pic? I've been looking everywhere for something like this!
kia kia 7 years
Yeah this is really close to what I do to stretch it except I free-stand with no wall and reach back for my foot. I have also found that basic bellydance moves work for the my flexor too, taqsim and maya.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Good one...
Latest Fitness
X