Tuesday, February 15, 2011
How To Stretch Your Hip - Videos
Watch the hip stretching videos below to improve your hip flexibility and relieve tight hip and lower back muscles.
Hip stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the hip and lower back muscles. Good hip flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the hip and legs.
Sports that benefit from the hip stretches below include: Cycling; Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Orienteering; Ice hockey and Field hockey; Ice Skating, Roller Skating and Inline Skating; Martial Arts; Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking; Running, Track and Cross Country; running sports like Football, Soccer, Gridiron and Rugby; Snow Skiing and Water Skiing; Walking and Race Walking.
Hip Muscles being Stretched
During the following hip stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the hip and lower back that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following hip stretches.
■Gluteus Maximus, Medius and Minimus
■Tensor Fasciae Latae
■Gemellus Superior and Inferior
■Obturator Internus and Externus
Source: The Stretching Institute