Lower Back, Hip & Leg Tightness

5 Simple Stretches to help with Lower Back, Hip & Leg Tightness

Get Long

  • Lying on your back
  • Pull your left leg over
  • Hold your left leg in position with your right hand
  • Keep your left hand anchored behind you
  • Hold a nice, slow stretch to get that movement back through
  • If you want to get length back in those muscles, you need to hold that stretch for 90 seconds – 2 minutes
  • Repeat with other leg

Quads & Hamstring Stretch

  • Lying on your side
  • Pull the left leg behind you
  • Hold left leg with your left hand
  • Use your right foot/heel to push down on the left knee
  • Try to lengthen the front of the hip and/or quad
  • Holding that for a prolonged period of time is definitely going to help you
  • Repeat with other leg

Hamstring Stretch

  • Lying on your back
  • Pull your left leg across your body with a straight leg
  • Hold your left leg in position with your right arm
  • Put your left arm anchored behind you
  • Hold for 90 seconds
  • Repeat with other leg

Glut Stretch- Figure 4 Position

  • Lying on your back
  • Pull your left leg up placing your heel on your right knee
  • Use your hands to pull behind your right leg towards you
  • If you want more of a stretch, straighten your bottom leg (right leg)
  • Hold for an extended period of time
  • Repeat on other side

Quad Stretch

  • Lying on your belly
  • Pull your left leg behind you
  • Try to touch your toes on the ground
  • Try to keep your hands above your head as much as you can
  • Hold that position as long as you can
  • Repeat on other side