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Monday Motivation – Great Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors

One of my fitness goals for 2020 is to increase my flexibility. I set this goal for myself last year but because I kept that goal pretty vague and broad, I wasn't able to fully commit. This year, I've narrowed it down a bit. Rather than just increasing flexibility in general, I want to be able to do a split.

Part of doing a split is having loose hips. I've always struggled with tight hips. Because a large portion of my job right now is to sit for long periods of time, my hip flexors can get super tight. With the increase in stationary jobs, I wanted to give you some great ideas on how to loosen those hip flexors for healthier hips.

Single-Leg Lunge

Placing your back knee onto the chair, firmly place your front foot on the floor. Slowly and gently move forward and shift your hips until you can feel a stretch in the front of your hip. Hold for about 30 seconds and reverse.