Welcome to Day 2 of the Flexibility Mini-Course!
- Cobra Stretch
- Kneeling Lunge A
We’ll start with the Cobra stretch we did yesterday, and then we’ll add a stretch called the Kneeling Lunge A (you can probably guess that means there’s a Kneeling Lunge B included in our full flexibility course). 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.
Practice these two stretches for a few minutes today, then come back tomorrow for Day 3’s stretches!