A Two Park Stretch For Inner Hips and Calf Muscles
INSTRUCTIONS: Perform a lunge move by stepping forward with right foot and bending the right knee to a 90 degree angle. Allow heel on left foot to lift. Place both hands on your mat on either side of your right foot. Hold this position to stretch inside hips for 20 to 30 seconds. Change the stretch position by slowly straightening your right knee. Lift the toes on the right foot. Drop heel on back foot. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat both stretches by stepping forward with the left foot.
MODIFICATION: Use blocks under your hands if you’re unable to reach the mat.
VARIATION: Use one hand on the mat and the other just above the knee, as shown in the video. This variation gives you less support.
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider