Yoga Pose of the Week – Extended Low Lunge

The Rx Review: Reporting on Fitness and CrossFit News, Stephanie Ring

Are your hip flexors tight? For most of us at any given time, the answer is probably yes. Outside of training, we tend to sit a lot more than we should which is why it’s a trouble area.

So what do we do? Extended Low Lunge.

It’s simple yet extremely effective at stretching the front of the hips.

Muscles Stretched

Iliacus

Psoas Major and Minor

Rectus Femoris (Quad)

Alignment and Execution Tips

Step your right foot forward and bring your back knee down, into a lunge position.

Sink the hips down, focusing the stretch on the front of your left hip.

Extend your tailbone down towards the ground while curling the front of your pelvis up.

Reach your left arm up. Lengthen through the left side.

Hold here for up to two minutes and switch sides.

Benefits

Opens hip flexors

WOD Movements

Sit Ups (GHD, V-ups, Toes to Bar)

Box Jumps

Burpees

L-Sit/L-Hang

Running

Yoga Pose of the Week – Extended Low Lunge

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