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Online Entrepreneur Fitness – Hip Flexor Stretch

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Do you spend 14 hours seated in front of the computer each day?

I regularly spend that amount of time and more. Folded up neatly in the shape of the office chair.

So imagine the shock to my body this long weekend when suddenly I spent eight hours a day up and down a ladder painting.

Bending and twisting into all sorts of convoluted positions to reach this corner and that light shade. Not to mention standing on tip toes either side of the bath in socks to reach the ceiling. (OHS issue maybe?)

Needless to say it was a great reminder of just how vital stretching is for good health.

So here is the latest in our Online Entrepreneur Fitness series:

Hip Flexor Stretch

The hip flexors are the muscles that attach from the pelvis to the femur. They are a group of muscles that flex to pull the knee upward. When seated for a long period of time the hip flexors which are in a contracted position become tight and you may feel the sensation of tight hips.

Pete Demonstrating The Hip Flexor Stretch - Front View

With the front knee bent and keeping the body up tall. Pushing through the hips until you feel the stretch. Hold for roughly 20-30 secs then change legs and repeat.

Pete Demonstrating The Hip Flexor Stretch - Side View

What do you think? Seem pretty simple? Your hips will thank you for it.

Let me know how you go with this stretch then share a favourite stretch of your own.

If you’d like to learn more check out other super simple and quick stretches: Forearm Stretches, Rhomboid Stretch and Hamstring Stretch.

 

Disclaimer: Neither Freya Price or Peter Tcheng will be responsible or liable for any injury sustained while exercising/stretching at your home, gym or elsewhere. Consult a doctor before starting any exercise/stretching program.

About Freya Price Peter Tcheng

Freya Price and Peter Tcheng each have Certificate IV in Personal Training through the Australian Institute of Fitness. They enjoy Crossfit, a combination of strength and power training with cardiovascular conditioning. It's SUPER intense! Peter trained soldiers for a number of years, conditioning them to deal with the rigors of the army. Freya has a Diploma of Remedial Massage. They love to train clients in functional fitness, with exercises prescribed to strengthen and increase endurance in muscle groups that are used in everyday life.

3 Responses to Online Entrepreneur Fitness – Hip Flexor Stretch

  1. Good tip! I find myself in the same situation and even though I say I want to start doing Yoga midday I let myself slide while I’m elbow deep in work. It really needs to stop. 🙂 I’ll remember this — I might not make time for a full 20 minutes of Yoga but I surely can manage a few of these stretches! 🙂

    • Hi Melissa,
      I think we’ve all be guilty of not making exercise a priority. I love that this stretch is so quick and simple.
      Cheers,
      Caylie

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