I gotta thank the Nonstoppers for this one. By request, here’s my video on how to stretch. I’ve selected my top three stretches for your hip flexors, glutes, and inner thighs.
First, the half-assed “hey I can kinda, sorta, nearly touch my toes” stretches have gotta stop. Instead, try some of these…
1. Hip Flexors Stretch – lunge and squeeze your butt cheeks together (with your glutes, not with your hands, duh). Push your heel down and bend your knee (on the front leg). You should feel it in the hip flexors. This is a great stretch for cyclists.
2. Inner Thigh Stretch (aka adductor stretch, aka the sexy stretch) – put your weight on one leg and come down into a squat. Stick out the other leg and hold it. It may be difficult to keep your balance so feel free to use a chair. Lean into your hip.
3. Glutes Stretch – sit down and cross one leg over the other with your ankle against your thigh. This will create a “leg hole”. Link your hands through your “leg hole” and around your thigh. Lie on your back and gently pull your foot (the one on your other leg) to your chest.
Watch the video for more details on how to stretch properly, or just to see me squeeze my ass. And feel free to ask questions in the comments.