Welcome to Day 2 of the Flexibility Mini-Course!
Yesterday, we kicked things off with the cobra stretch. Today, we’ll continue working with the cobra and adding a new stretch into the mix.
Today’s stretches are:
- Cobra Stretch
- Kneeling Lunge A
The Kneeling Lunge A targets the hip flexors in particular, which tend to be quite tight in most people.
The primary muscle areas addressed with the Kneeling Lunge A stretch are:
- Hip Flexors
- Hip Internal Rotators
|• Maintain a flattened lumbar spine (posterior pelvic tilt).|
|• Keep the front leg foot out far enough so that when you shift forward, your knee is in an comfortable position.|
|• Keep hips and shoulders square.|
|• Dynamic action is either:
- Straightening back knee and lengthening heel backwards. Upper body is still and stable.
- Engaging hip flexors by pulling your knee into the ground.
What To Do Now
Practice these two stretches (back-to-back or spread out through the day) for a few minutes today, and we’ll see you tomorrow for Day 3’s stretches!