Today, we want to show you a dynamic mobility exercise to stretch your hip flexor. All that you need is a bench or something similar that is under your kneecap and your goalie kneepads.
How to do it?
Stand with your back to the bench
Put your angle of one foot and the edge of the bench and place your knee on the ground
Your upper thigh should be in a vertical position
The other foot is placed in front of you in a 90 degree angle
The whole sole touches the ground
Turn on your core – tension – the back has to be straight
Tighten the butt and push it forward that upper thigh, hip and core in a neutral position
Place your hands on the knee in front of you
Slowly start oscillating
Move your front knee a few centimetres backwards and forward
This is a very nice dynamic stretch for the hip flexor and can be used as cool down, or for longer mobility sessions or warm ups. We recommend longer stretches means a slower oscillation for the cool down session.