This Unusual Little Stretch Helps to Reduce Tightness Around the Buttocks and Hamstrings, Which
Also Relieves Pressure on the Lower Back Muscles.
Tight Muscles Around the Buttocks is One of the
Many Causes of Back Ache and Hamstring Injuries.
video clip below shows you how to do a standing glute stretch. Usually a stretch for the
buttocks will be done lying on the floor, so this alternative means you can do it
If you apply slight pressure on the knee as
shown in the clip below, you will also feel the stretch in the inner thigh as well in the
Here's the video
This stretch helps to lengthen
the muscles of the buttocks (glutes) and inner thighs (adductor's). You should get in to a
comfortable position where you can support yourself against something
Slowly take your stretching leg and place the
foot on to the thigh of the supporting leg, just above the knee.
Sit down a little lower by bending the
supporting leg and then push down gently on the knee of
the stretching leg so you can feel more of a stretch on the inside of the thigh and down the back
of the buttock.
Hold this stretch without
bouncing for between 15 - 25 seconds before changing sides.
If the muscles still feel tight
after doing the stretch once, you can repeat the stretch again
on both sides.
Do the stretch straight after
playing and a couple of times a week in between.
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