In this video, you will learn some simple exercises for stretching your hips and glutes after a power walking session.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the series of more great Power Walking stretches and warm downs!
Make sure your hips and glutes are well stretched with these simple exercises to integrate into your warm down sessions after a power walking session.
Voice-over: Will Davies
Stretching your hips and glutes
In this video you will learn how to stretch your hips and glutes, areas that are used a lot when power walking.
We will show you two stretches: one in a seated position and another in a standing position.
First: the seated stretch.
Sit on the ground with both legs stretched out in front of you.
Bend one leg and cross it over the other. Put your hand behind your bent knee and pull gently to stretch your hip. You can look over your shoulder to amplify the movement.
Hold this position for 15 seconds before changing legs.
Second: the standing stretch.
Stand with your legs hip-width apart.
Bend your supporting leg at a 90-degree angle: your knee should in line with your ankle and your thigh should lie flat.
Extend your other leg as far behind you as possible, using your toes for support, and put your hands on your hips.
Be careful not to bend too far forwards, your knee should never bend further than your ankle. Hold this position for 15 seconds and then change legs.
Have a go at these exercises, taking your time. Enjoy!