Name of this stretch?

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Name of this stretch?

Postby bob_summers » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:53 pm

You often see footballers doing it before kickoff. They pull their knees up sharply while standing, then flick the leg outwards. It looks like this fella's doing it here in the pic.
(I'm getting a little stiff/tight around the hips and wondering if this stretch would help)

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Re: Name of this stretch?

Postby ultra_whippet » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:40 pm

We do these before track sessions at the running club - we call them hurdle drills, as you're lifting your leg over an imaginary hurdle by your side
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Re: Name of this stretch?

Postby Linnéa76 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:13 pm

Footballers seem to get cramps in their groin pretty often for some reason.
I think these stretches get at the hip more effectively:

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Re: Name of this stretch?

Postby bob_summers » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:57 pm

OK thanks, I guess it's coz all my leg movements are "front-back" (being a cyclist) and any kind of lateral movement is infrequent. I've tried stretching the hip flexors but I think I need something that "rotates" the hip.
Scarily, my left hip clunks when I move it too much!
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