This dynamic stretching exercise is ideal to perform before running or any other athletic activity. This exercise prepares your hip flexors and extensors for exercise by briefly applying their maximum stretching capacity. Leg swings can be done anywhere and don’t require any equipment.

Body Parts

  • Legs
  • Gluteus maximus
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps Femoris
  • Hip Flexors

Position

  • Rest an arm on a chair or wall.
  • Place your hips and shoulders perpendicular to the chair or the wall.

Execution

  • Swing the leg opposite the one near the chair or the wall.
  • Quickly bend followed by extension.

Care

Try not to lean forward or backward with the trunk during movement. Try not to bend the knee of your swinging leg.

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