If you’re working out on a daily basis (and you should be!), then you’ll know just how stiff and sore your muscles could get after a workout. When working out for a few days straight, our muscles can begin to really get overworked and really need a break to rejuvenate. If you’ve been working your muscles a lot lately, then you’re going to need to engage in some stress relieving stretches. Here are a few hip stretches that will take away any tension in your lower body that may lead up to back problems.
The first stretch is the crossover hip stretch. To begin, simply lie on your back with your back straight while keeping your legs extended. Bend your right knee and place your left foot on the ground. Grab your left ankle and cross it over your right knee. Grab the back of your right thigh and pull your leg in towards your chest. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
The next stretch is the deep squat stand. To start, stand up while keeping your legs wider than hip-width apart. Bend forward and grab your toes with your hands. Drop your body down into a squat position, all the while making sure that your arms are kept straight, your elbows are inside your knees, and your back is flat with your chest up. Keeping your hands on your toes, lift your hips up and straighten your knees until you feel a stretch in the back of your legs. Hold for a few seconds.