Program design

Leg Lowering

Many of us have tight hamstrings and/or hip flexors because we’re sitting for long periods at a desk or in a car.  Doing this stretch 2-3 times a week will improve hip mobility and lengthen your hamstrings.

You can do a simple test at home, reach down and attempt to touch your toes while keeping the legs straight.  if you aren’t able to touch, start executing the leg lowering stretch to help improve mobility.

Begin lying on your back and one leg raised to 90 degrees against either a wall, a table or suspended by a partner.

Your hands should be placed by your side with palms facing up & your head flat.  Contract your abdominal and keep your lower back against the floor.

Maintain the position of the raised leg and your back against the floor, while you lift and lower the opposite leg.

Maintain flat lower back and keep toes pointing on the moving leg.  Lower the leg only to the point you feel an arch in the back.