Loosen Your Tight Hip Flexors: Stretch Your Psoas
Once you've rolled and stretched your quads, you also need to lengthen your psoas, one of the powerful hip flexors, which, when tight, can seriously inhibit the glutes from working.
Lunge With Reach and Twist
- From your runner's lunge, place your right hand on the outside of your right foot. Reach your left hand to the ceiling, increasing the stretch on the left side of the body. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Then place the left hand at the inside of your right foot. Twist to the right and reach your right arm to the ceiling. Hold this position for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Repeat this sequence on the other side.