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Stretching the Hip Flexors using Auster Dynamic Bands

The Hip Flexors are the main muscle that tie the legs to the trunk. They are used to lift and control the legs in the anterior plane. By spending long periods of time sat down, the Hip Flexors become very tight. The 90-degree angle between the upper legs and trunk means they become tense and shortened. To maximise mobility make sure to concentrically contract the opposing muscles as hard as possible, in this case the Glutes.

Anterior Pelvic Tilt

The Hip Flexors tie into the back of the Pelvis. As they become tighter, they can cause a forward tilt of the Pelvis. This causes poor posture and can lead to back problems and pain due to excessive stress on the lumbar spine. As well as stretching, it is important to balance out by strengthening the compensatory muscles: Glutes and Abdominals.

Stretching the Hip Flexors

A unique way to stretch the Hip Flexors is by using our Dynamic Bands and Power Straps. This allows you to use your arms to increase or decrease the stretch as required.

Standing Hip Flexor Stretch

Attach a Dynamic Band to a high anchor point.

Secure the Dynamic Band onto the ankle using the rubber slider.

Stand up and face away from the anchor.

Lift your heel up, adding additional tension onto the band with your hands.

If you struggle with balance, simply clip in a Power Strap to hold onto.

Lying Hip Flexor Stretch

Attach a Dynamic Band to a high anchor point.

Secure the Dynamic Band onto the ankle or foot using the rubber slider.

Add tension with the arm on the same side as the leg.

If you are flexible already, you can perform this stretch with both legs at the same time.

Fixed resistance stretch

These unique ways of stretching the Hip Flexors enable you to easily add or remove tension by using the tension on the Dynamic Band. If you use a Power Strap you can keep tension consistent and simply adjust your body position to increase or decrease stretch tension on the Hip Flexors.

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