Lying Hip Flexor Stretch

The lying hip flexor stretch focuses on the upper front and stretches the hip flexor muscles. The Lying Hip Flexor Stretch can be performed as a developmental stretch and should be held for an initial 6 to 10 seconds and then take the stretch further for another 30 seconds.

Body Part and Muscle Group
The Lying Hip Flexor Stretch focuses on the upper front thigh. The hip flexor muscles are stretched.


  • Start by lying on your side with your legs straight.
  • Bring one heel into the buttocks holding onto the foot.
  • Pull your heel towards your buttock so the knee moves away from your straight leg (with the knee off lock).
  • Rest your head on your arm.

Progression: Pull your heel closer to the buttocks.


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