University Recreation


Hip Flexors, Rifleman Stretch

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Hip Flexors
Secondary Muscles: Quadriceps, Abdominals
Body Area: Legs
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight
Equipment: No Equipment

Hip Flexors, Rifleman Stretch

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Kneel down with one leg laying behind you
  • Exhale and slowly lean hips forward by flexing the glutes
  • Once mild discomfort is felt, hold stretch for 10-30 sec.
  • Be sure to stretch both legs!
  • This stretch should be felt in the hips flexors


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