Hips & Buttocks, Hyperstrike Exercise Videos

Outer-Thigh Stretch

Muscle Groups
  • Hips & Buttocks
Purposes
  • Stretches Glute medius
  • Stretches Ilio-tibio (IT) band area

Overview

The outer thigh stretch is a great stretch for the glute medius and the I-T band. All you need is a wall so you can do it almost anywhere. Stretching your I-T band is very important for runners and cyclists. You can adjust the position of your leg to find the optimal stretch for you.

Description

  • Stand next to a wall and place the closest hand on the wall for support.
  • With the leg closest to the wall, cross it behind the other leg.
  • Then slide the hips toward the wall, stretching the outside thigh of the leg closest to the wall.
  • Repeat with the other side.

Mistakes

  • Leaning forward at the hips or waist
  • Pushing the hips away from instead of toward the wall
  • The leg nearest the wall in front instead of behind

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