Lower Body Stretches
Use the moves below to stretch out your lower body. These particular stretches are especially good for runners who always need to stretch post-run. If you’ve been doing a lot of weight-training that involves your legs, these are also excellent for stretching those muscles! You can get a better understanding of what stretching does and how it works here.
Cross left foot over right knee. Clasp your hands behind your right thigh and gently pull the leg in towards you, keeping your upper body relaxed. Hold for about 10 seconds and release. Switch legs.
Lie on the floor with your knees bent. Straighten one leg and slowly pull it towards you clasping the thigh, calf or ankle. Keep knee slightly bent. Switch legs.
In lunge position, rest back knee on the floor, with your front knee at a 90 degree angle, abs in. Gently press forward until you feel a up the front of your leg and into your hip. Hold for 10 seconds. Switch legs.
Begin on your hands and knees and bring your left knee in, resting it on the floor between your hands. (You should be on the outside of your knee.) Straighten your right leg out behind you. If you can, bend forward and rest your forearms on the floor. Hold for 10 seconds. Switch legs.
Stand up tall. Bring your right foot back behind you and grab it with your right hand. Try to bring your foot up to your glutes. You may also grab your foot with the opposite hand for more of a stretch. Hold for 10 seconds. Switch legs.
Lie down on your side using elbow for balance. Using other arm, slowly pull your foot towards your glutes, keeping both knees together and bent knee pointing down. Hold for 10 seconds. Switch legs.
Sit on floor with feet pressed together. Keeping abs in, lean forward with your elbows and arms pressing against your legs until you feel a gentle stretch in your inner thighs. Keep your back straight. Hold for 10 seconds.
Sit on the floor with both legs stretched out. Bring your right knee in towards your chest, crossing your right foot over your right leg. Hold your leg against your chest. Do your best to keep your back straight. Hold for 10 seconds. Switch legs.
Stand in a lunge position with your left foot in front. Lean over onto your left leg, bending your knee until you feel a slight stretch in your calf. Keep your right heel flat on the ground. Hold for 10 seconds. Switch legs.
Stand in a wide stance with feet more than shoulder width apart. Squat down to your right side onto your right leg. Stretch your left leg out as far as you can. Use your right elbow to push out your right knee and feel a stretch in your inner thigh. Hold for 10 seconds. Switch legs.
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