Stretch Your Hips

How To : Stretch the hips with massage therapy

In this video, you'll be shown how to open up and stretch the hips using massage therapy. Follow along with licensed massage therapist Athena as she shows you how to work out the kinks and knots of the body. Afterwards, you'll be feeling much more relaxed.

How To : Stretch tight hips with a floor exercise

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to a hip stretching exercise. Begin by lying down on the floor with your knees bent. Then cross one ankle over the opposite knee. As you flex the foot, grab the back of your thigh to bring the leg in towards you. Keep the crossed foot ...more

How To : Do a hip stretch

Learn how to do the hip stretch with tutorial. This exercise is for the lower back, designed to also stretch your hips and buttock muscles. This hip stretch is easy and gentle enough for anyone to do. Watch this how to video and you will be able to do the hip stretch.

How To : Stretch and open your hips for yoga

In this video Kumiko and Patrick show you why it's so important to stretch from your hips. You'll see an immediate difference in the quality of your stretches by getting these basics down cold.

How To : Do the hip and thigh stretch with a partner

The hip and thigh stretch works on the mobility of the hip joint. Learn how to do the hip and thigh stretch with a partner in this fitness tutorial. When performing this stretch with a partner you should bend leg up, put hands on shin & thigh, and press in, out. With this how ...more

How To : Do a hip flexor stretch

Stretching the hip flexor is important when strength training the legs and hips. Learn how to do hip flexor stretch exercises in this stretching and flexibility video. Take action: cradle one foot with both arms and lean back, curl up other leg for advanced stretch, twist righ ...more

How To : Exercise with the assisted hip flexors stretch

Learn how to exercise by doing the assisted hip flexors stretch. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: hip flexors Training Type: stretching assisted Level of Difficulty: 1 Position: side lying Plane of Motion: sagittal Joint Action: hip extension Exercise with the assisted ...more

How To : Exercise with the hip flexors self stretch

Learn how to exercise by doing the hip flexors self stretch. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: hip flexors Training Type: stretching self Level of Difficulty: 1 Position: kneeling, staggered stance, standing Plane of Motion: sagittal Joint Action: hip extension Exercise ...more

How To : Do a deep hip and leg stretch for the lower back

After practicing, the hipster stretching sequence outlined by yogi Sadie Nardini in this two-part yoga instructional video is something you can use to help build flexibility in your inner thighs and quads. Part 1 of 3 - How to Do a deep hip and leg stretch for the lower back. ...more

How To : Do a yoga deep hip and groin stretch

In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga deep hip and groin stretch. Begin in a wide straddle position with your knees slightly bent and your feet turned out. Now, bend over the right knee and stretch out your left leg, keeping it extended and active. Breathe for ...more

How To : Stretch muscles of the hip with a massage

The hips are a good place to start a massage. Get expert tips and advice on massage and other treatments in this how-to video. Watch and learn how easy it is to stretch hip muscles with a message. Take Action Raise the knees Pull leg toward you as you stretch Gently rotate th ...more

How To : Do hip and lower back yoga stretches

Many of the minor pains in the lower back are directly related to tight hips and psoas. In this fitness how to video, Deborah York guides the viewer through a yoga routine designed to stretch out the lower back, hips and psoas muscle. Yoga help us both obtain physical balance ...more

How To : Do a simple hip flexor stretch exercise

Learn how to perform a hip flexor stretch exercise with this video tutorial. Whether you're looking to warm up, wind down or just increase your flexibility, a good stretch routine can go a long way. However, with stretching, as with any exercise, a basic mastery of proper tech ...more

How To : Do a standing outer hip stretch exercise

Learn how to perform a standing outer hip stretch exercise with this video tutorial. Whether you're looking to warm up, wind down or just increase your flexibility, a good stretch routine can go a long way. However, with stretching, as with any exercise, a basic mastery of pro ...more

How To : Do an outer hip stretch exercise

Learn how to perform an outer hip stretch exercise with this video tutorial. Whether you're looking to warm up, wind down or just increase your flexibility, a good stretch routine can go a long way. However, with stretching, as with any exercise, a basic mastery of proper tech ...more

How To : Perform a hip flexor stretch on a Pilates Reformer

In this tutorial, learn how to do a simple hip flexor stretch using a Pilates Reformer exercise machine. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding acci ...more

How To : Perform hip opening tiger stretches

In this video from Shiva Rea we learn how to perform hip opening tiger stretches in yoga. Shiva oozes with sensuality and loves what she does. Coming forward into a lunge, take right arm in front of right shin, turn head to right side, and come back into the runner's stretch. ...more

How To : Perform an effective hip stretch

In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to do an effective hip stretch with yoga. First, sit in front of a pillow and tie a yoga strap around your waist and feet. From here, tighten the strap as much as you can to bring the heels in so you are held into this position. Now, li ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Warm up and cool down for pilates

Sophie Rycott demonstrates how you can warm up and cool down for pilates. There are four warm ups: shoulder rolls, feet circles and flexes, hip rotation, and arm opening. There are four cool downs as well: neck and spine stretch, hip and gluteus stretch, hip flexor stretch, an ...more

How To : Do a Half Frog Stretch Out

Dina Prioste teaches viewers how to do a half frog stretch out. Now, lie down on your stomach with your elbows right under your shoulders. Now grab your left leg and pull this towards your right butt cheek. You can also lay all the way down on the floor. You can also bring the ...more

How To : Alleviate back pain with prenatal yoga

Back pain is a common discomfort that women experience during and after pregnancy. Though a short, effective standing and seated series, this yoga how to video concentrates on alleviating some of these common aches and pains. Side bending poses help release lower back pain by ...more

How To : Use Pilates to get skinny legs and thighs

In this Fitness video tutorial you will learn how to use pilates to achieve slimmer legs and thighs. Lie down flat on your back, hands extended along the side of the body and both legs up. Put one leg down and circle the raised leg for eight to twelve times. Keep both hips and ...more

How To : Open hips with prenatal yoga poses

This yoga how-to video tutorial demonstrates prenatal yoga poses to help open the hips. Prenatal yoga hip opening poses help to facilitate the opening of the pelvis to prepare for the baby to descend through the birth canal. They increase flexibility in the muscles that attach ...more

How To : Properly perform the triangle pose with Yogatic

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly perform the triangle pose. Start off on your hands and knees, then place your knees further back behind your hips. Next, bring your shoulders back and go into a downward facing dog position. From here, lift your arms away from the flo ...more

How To : Do yoga warm-up moves to prepare for backbends

We love yoga: it prepares us for the day ahead and stretches out any residual tension in our shoulders and back. But waking up at 6 AM in the morning and doing that first down dog can be...rough. That's why it's so important to stretch before you start your morning yoga routin ...more

How To : Do 20 warm-up exercises to build heat

Whether you're preparing for a thirty minute bout of interval running or for an intense weight lifting session, warming up is vital to building heat in your body so your joints are lubricated and there is less of a chance of injury. Warming up before exercising also boosts you ...more

How To : Shred your t-shirt 70's style

In this Beauty & Style video tutorial you will learn how to shred your t-shirt 70's style. For this you need a pair of fabric scissors and a t-shirt. Hold the t-shirt over your body, measure it up to the hip on the right side and make a snip with the scissors. The fabric will ...more

How To : Do stability ball hammer dumbbell curls

Learn how to do stability ball hammer dumbbell curls. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Hammer curls are tough to begin with, but doing them while balancing in a modified squat against a stability ball engages your whole body in a battle for stability ...more

How To : Do medicine ball power press toss ups for height

Learn how to do medicine ball power press toss ups for height. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits There's a reason NBA players have such big shoulders. For this exercise, you'll use a medicine ball to throw high vertical tosses as you power out of a sq ...more

How To : Do medicine ball situps on a stability ball

Learn how to do medicine Ball situps on stability ball. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Doing abdominal work on the stability ball is great because it allows your abs to flex and move within the full range of motion. The unstable surface of the stab ...more

How To : Warm up for safe rock climbing

An effective warm up is essential for climbing: you will climb better and are less likely to sustain an injury. With no warm up, performance is compromised, fatigue comes quickly, and injuries are more likely. All together: Not Good! A warm up doesn't take a long time and shou ...more

How To : Do multi directional speed lunges with shoe tap

Learn how to do multi directional speed lunges with shoe tap. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Starting Position Stand upright with feet about hip-width apart and arms at your sides. Exercise 1. From the starting position, step one foot forward into a lunge. D ...more

How To : Do a yoga triangle pose

Dummies.com brings you Yoga for Dummies. Learn how to do a Yoga triangle pose. A yoga triangle pose can be inverted or extended. These beginner instructions stretch hips and spine during this standing pose. Trikonasana is an ancient yoga posture and the steps in this video he ...more

How To : Do the Cow Face yoga pose

Stretch hips, ankles, shoulders, and chest with the Cow Face Pose. Learn how to do the Cow Face Pose in this yoga video clip. To practice Cow Face pose you should sit with knees together & legs crossed, reach one hand over back, reach other hand around side, and breathe proper ...more

How To : Do a crossover lunge

The crossover lunge is an advanced exercise that is used to build strength and improve flexibility in the muscles that act on the hips and thighs. The crossover step is often used as a warm-up to prepare for more dynamic exercises or sports conditioning drills. The following ...more

How To : Get skinny legs through thigh and hip extensions

In this tutorial, learn some easy leg exercises that you can do at home or the gym. These exercises don't require much space or any equipment and you can learn them pretty quickly. These stretches will help to slim your hips and thighs and tone your overall legs and buttocks. ...more

How To : Do the six top stretching exercises

Dave demonstrates six key stretching exercises to help enhance your range of motion and prevent injury. Follow along in this how-to video to learn the top six stretching exercises. Watch this video workout and learn to do the lying leg crossover, hip flexor stretch, perfect pe ...more

How To : Do a back pain preventing workout

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a back pain prevention workout. The first exercise you can do is a low back stretch with pull. First, sit down with your legs parallel to each other. Then, round back and bring your head below your needs and clasp your hands together under ...more

How To : Stretch the back with cobra yoga pose

If you feel tightness in you back and need a yoga pose to help open up your spine then this is the video for you. Watch this fitness how to video to learn how to stretch the back with a yoga cobra pose. Cobra pose entails lying flat on your belly, spreading your fingers apart, ...more

How To : Do the beginner pilates move the Rest Position

Search "Pilates animation" on Wonderhowto for other more videos by this user. If you are looking a for a quick pilates reference, take a look at this pilates animation. This a quick & easy, clearly explained diagram of the pilates mat exercise: Classical Pilates for Beginners ...more

How To : Do Warm-Up Yoga Poses

Yoga posturing sequences are a succession of postures intended to flow together, one following the next. This is most commonly referred to as vinyasa or a personal yoga flow. Use these relaxing poses to release tension and stress from the entire body. Remember, the key to yoga ...more

How To : Stretch legs for massage

Watch this video to learn some nice stretches for the lower back. Skip moving the hips or the cross over stretch if they have spinal issues with the lower back.

How To : Do the beginner pilates move the Rollup

Search "Pilates animation" on Wonderhowto for other more videos by this user. If you are looking a for a quick pilates reference, take a look at this pilates animation. This a quick & easy, clearly explained diagram of the pilates mat exercise: Classical Pilates for Beginners ...more

How To : Do beginner pilates Inner Thigh Lifts & Circles

Search "Pilates animation" on Wonderhowto for other more videos by this user. If you are looking a for a quick pilates reference, take a look at this pilates animation. This a quick & easy, clearly explained diagram of the pilates mat exercise: Classical Pilates for Beginners ...more

How To : Practice the Chantilly lace cheerleading technique

Get ready for this exciting pep rally dance that will get the crowd on their feet in no time. Watch this cheerleading how-to video as Coach Lauren teaches you the fancy channtilly lace footwork that will make you the star of your squad. 1. Take your arms, with your hands clas ...more

How To : Do a pilates single leg stretch

The single leg stretch is a classical Pilates exercise for strengthening and toning the abdominal muscles. For increased abdominal challenge, stop the knee at 90 degrees of hip flexion instead of hugging the knee into the chest. Actively stretch through the legs, flatten the a ...more

How To : Exercise with the assisted rectus femoris stretch

Learn how to exercise by doing the assisted rectus femoris stretch. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: quads Training Type: stretching assisted Level of Difficulty: 1 Position: side lying Plane of Motion: sagittal Joint Action: hip extension, knee flexion Exercise with th ...more

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