Good stretches for the hip flexors?

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  1. JeremyD

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    So this girl I'm working with has finally learned to stop doing knee bends and actually do deep squats. But, she's complaining alot about pain in her hip flexors. I know mine are fried the next day after heavy squatting, but I just push through it and deal with it like a man. I understand people with vaginas operate differently so I told her I'd look into some stretches/mobility exercises to help stop the pain.

    Thanks niggas!
     
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    get into a pushup position.

    bring the side you want to stretch up front so that your feet is facing the other side.
     
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    My right flexor gets beat to death while my left is a-okay. I need mobility work :wtc:
     
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    same here.
     
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    that one is great.... I did it before my squats on wednesday and the hip pain taht I normally experience in my right went away completely.. At first I was thinking my squat form just improved but now I'm thinking the stretch probably had a lot to do with it.
     
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    I'm an uneducated hack who doesn't know what he's talking about, BUT

    tight hip flexors can cause an anterior pelvic tilt which can lead to all sorts of problems, bad squat form being one of them. I'd bet stretching helped your form which is why the pain wasn't there.
     
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