One of my favorite stretches to do after a run or bike ride is anything that targets my hip flexors, the muscles on either side of my legs, right below my pelvis. This is a variation of the Hip Flexor Lunge, but when your back foot is propped up against a wall, it intensifies the stretch even more. This move is great to do after Kneeling Quad Stretch.
- Fold up a towel and place it about eight inches away from a wall.
- Kneel down and place your left knee on the towel and your toes against the wall.
- Now place your right foot on the ground in front of you, and lower your hips down until you feel a stretch in the front of your left hip. Make sure your right knee is directly above your ankle.
- Place your hands on your front knee to help keep your torso straight. Stay here for at least 30 seconds. Then slowly release and do this stretch on the other side.
This is an important stretch to do after running and biking.