Standing Hip Flexor Stretch

The standing hip flexor stretch focuses on the upper inner thigh and stretches the hip flexors. The Standing Hip Flexor Stretch should be performed as a preparatory stretch and be held for 8 to 10 seconds.

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


  • Starting from a normal standing position.
  • Take a long step forward and bend/flex your leading leg.
  • Your rear leg should be slightly bent / flexed.
  • Your front foot should be placed on the floor while the rear foot can have its heel off the floor.
  • If needed, the fleshy part of your knee can rest on a mat.

Progression: Take a larger step.

Alternative: Standing Quadricep Stretch.

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