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The Importance of Stretching Your Hip Flexor

Your hip flexor is the group of muscles that attach your thigh bone to your lumbar and pelvis. These muscles allow you to raise your leg towards your body. They are also responsible for keeping your lower back and hips properly aligned and strong.

The main function of these muscles help your hip joints move in full range. This means without them, you cannot move your legs backwards, side to side and forward towards your torso. And the consequences of neglecting these muscles to your health can be dire.

If your hip flexor does not get the right exercise it needs, it will stiffen, shorten and