Working on those Hip Flexors, we’re going
to stretch them out. What you want to do is you want to position yourself, your hands
are in the center of your body, right between your legs. You almost want to move your butt
back a little bit on that ball, pushing your butt almost back, all the way to the back
of the ball. Whew! Don’t fall off. And then you want to come on down, walking your hands
down slowly toward the floor. You’re going to really feel a stretch in those hip flexors.
You want to go forward as far as you can and kind of just hold it there. You’re going to
feel again that stretch right here in your inner thigh, in your hip flexors. And if you’re
really tight, especially men, men are always tight when it comes to stretching, you’re
going to feel that stretch. You want to hold it again for about twenty to thirty seconds.
That’s what we want to do, that is what AFA recommends. AFA is an organization, American
Fitness Association. And they recommend twenty to thirty minutes stretching. These are called
static stretches by the way, which means, you’re just holding them, and when you’re
done stretching for about twenty to thirty seconds, you want to walk it back up. And
you may feel tightness in certain areas and you just hold those areas, like maybe, right
here it’s a little bit tight. Just hold that area, pushing those legs back and then come
on up when you’re done, walk your hands right on up and back to your original starting position.
And that is how you stretch out your hip flexors on the stability ball.