If you’re one of those people who sit all day at work, chances are that you’re suffering from tight hip flexors. This condition can cause serious discomfort and lower back or hip pain, but these simple stretches can help you loosen your hip flexors and feel better.
The basic exercise will help strengthen your gluteus and hamstrings, but if done correctly, you’ll also target your abdominal, lower back, and hip muscles.
Use your chair to do this easy stretch and to loosen your hip flexors and joints. The best thing is that you can do it even at work in only a few minutes.
Half-Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
This is an extremely effective exercise, and you’ll feel its effects almost immediately if you do it correctly. To do this, make sure to keep your core and buttock muscles engaged by keeping your weight on the back leg.
Standing Quad Stretch
This is a basic, easy stretch you can do almost anywhere. One tip: you shouldn’t bounce while performing the stretch. If you can stay still, you can hold onto a chair or wall to stabilize yourself.
Cobra press-up targets the abs, groin, and hip flexors, but as you can imagine, this exercise is extremely beneficial if you’re experiencing any lower back pain.