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Hip Abductor Stretch Print E-mail
The hip abductor can become tight and restrict movement especially if in an occupation where you sit down a lot.

The hip abductor stretch is will not only increase the range of movement in the hip (mainly external rotation) but it will also strngthen the supporting muscles.
The stretch:
hip abductor stretch start position
  • Lay on your back with your pelvis parallel to the floor.
  • Make sure that your shoulder blades are on the floor.
  • Gently tuck your chin in.

hip abdustor stretch end position

  • Take a deep breath in.
  • Raise one leg to the chest and then the other.
  • Take a deep breath in.
  • While exhaling let both legs extend outwards until they are at the end of their range.
  • Hold for 3 seconds.
  • while inhaling gently move legs back in to the the position above the chest.
  • Repeat this 3 to 5 times.

Important:
Make sure that your pelvis and shoulder blades remain firmly planted on the floor.
Dont over stretch this because it can cause soreness afterwards.
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