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Lying Hip & Glute Hug Exercise

Lying Hip & Glute Hug

Starting Position Lie on your back with your legs extended and your back straight. Keep your hips level and your lower back down on the floor. Bend your left knee, placing left foot flat on the floor (not pictured). Cross your right ankle at your left knee.

Action Grab the back of your left thigh and hug your legs towards your chest. Place your right elbow on the inner portion of your right knee and push it slightly to the side.

Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat on opposite side.

Special Instructions Stretch to the point of "mild discomfort," not to the point of pain. Never bounce. Keep your hips down on the mat. To reduce the intensity of this stretch, don’t bring your legs towards your chest as much.

Muscles Stretched: Glutes, hips, inner thighs, lower back