Weekly Exercise

Exercise of The Week: Horizontal Split

This stretch targets the abductors, opens the hips, and lengthens the hamstrings, improving flexibility and mobility.

  • Lie on your back with your legs extended straight up from your hips
  • Spread your legs wide apart
  • Hold for 30 seconds
  • You can modify this stretch by flexing and pointing your feet (you’ll feel the difference in your inner thighs.)

horizontal split

Or:

  • Once your legs are extended straight up from your hips, reach for your feet and hold one in each hand
  • Stretch your legs to each side
  • Gently pull down on your feet and hold for 30 seconds
Consult your provider prior to starting any new exercise program.

dsc_0323-1    -Dr. Courtney

-secondary image provided by: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/8-stretches-to-release-those-tight-hips

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