Fitness Tip of the Week: Try This Stretch For Tight Hips and Thighs
If you have tight hips & thighs, do this stretch daily!
Your quadriceps are a group of muscles that make up the front of the thigh. These muscles are used in squats, lunges and any other movements that straighten your knees.
When they get tight – often from overuse – they can pull on the front of the pelvis, causing a forward pelvic tilt, or arched lower back. This can lead to lower back pain.
Tight quads can also cause weakened, overstretched hamstrings, which is a factor in some types of knee pain.
Use a pillow under your back knee for support, and bring that knee as close to the wall as possible without pain.
I’ve shown two options for this stretch. Do the one that feels best for you, holding each side for a minimum of 30 seconds.
This Week’s Featured On-Demand Classes
Here are some of the latest videos I’ve uploaded to the on-demand library.
Pilates Express - Pilates Break for Busy Days
Get the benefits of a longer workout in just 10 minutes with this fast-paced core focused class.
Yoga Express - Quickie Yoga Hips Fix
When your hips feel tight but you’re short on time, this short class will help you release and relax.
Do you have an idea for a class you’d like to see? Is there a particular exercise you want to work on? Send me your request and I’ll do my best to incorporate it into an upcoming video. I’d love to hear from you!