Strengthen Your Hip External Rotation
In our last blog post, we introduced you to a modified version of the pigeon stretch. That stretch will help you improve the passive range of motion available in your hip external rotation. Basically, it will give you the ability to fold further into your pigeon stretch. Most importantly, it also helps take any pressure off the knee, spine, and hip to help prevent injury or discomfort during the stretch.
If you haven’t watched that video, go back and do that now.
This video takes that stretch further, and turns it into a strength exercise – forcing you to develop strength at the furthest range of your flexibility. This will allow you to not only fold into the stretch and “be bendy”, but also allow you to control the new range of motion you’ve developed and be able to use it in athletics, workouts, or your day to day life.