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The Lunge Hip Flexor is a static stretching exercise, which focuses on improving flexibility of hip flexor musculature, reducing the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process.


  1. Place floor mat on the ground
  2. Step into a forward lunge position; the knee of the rear foot has ground contact; knee of the front foot is flexed at 90˚ and doesn’t protrude past toes
  3. Reposition the front foot forward until rear leg/hip is hyper-extended; maintain neutral spine and head position (straight back; look forward)


  1. If contralateral (opposite) elbow touches the lateral aspect of the forward knee, obliques will also be stretched

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Targeted Musculature

  • Hip Flexors (iliopsoas, rectus femoris, sartorius, gluteus minimus)
  • Obliques (if applicable)

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