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Raised Lunge Stretch

Strengthens the muscles called the hip flexors in the front of the hip.

Equipment
Any sturdy piece of gym or home furniture that is mid-thigh in height.

Exercise Technique

  1. Stand two to three feet away from a stable mid-thigh height piece of furniture.
  2. Place your right foot on the edge with your knee bent.
  3. Gently lean forward and allow your body weight to push you into a lunge until you feel a stretch in the front of your hip.
  4. Hold for fifteen seconds.
  5. Repeat on the other side.

Performance Tips

  1. If it bothers your knee in this position, avoid this exercise.
  2. Keep your back heel on the floor for the added benefit of stretching your calf.

Repetitions
Do one or two sets

 

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