If you want to have a stronger hip flexor, then you’re going to do some exercises to make that happen. Most people do not think much about their hips until they begin causing problems for the rest of the body.
The hips are not a high-priority target when going to the gym or doing exercises at home, and while they do get some work out with some of the exercises out there, most people could use better strengthening, especially if you tend to suffer from aches and tightness in the hips.
For those who want to target specific parts like the hip flexors, we’ve put together a list of eight of the best exercises to do. You can add these into your regular workout combined with strength training on arms, back, shoulders, abdominals, and more, and you will be able to give your hips that boost that they need.
1. The Double-Banded Pull
First, there is the double band pull through. You want to attach a resistance band low to the ground behind you and then stand in front of the band with it just above your knees. Maintain tension on the bend and do not let your knees bend into the pressure. Now leap forward at the hips and push your butt back. Bend your knees and reach down behind and grab the band between your legs.
This will stretch your hamstrings and glutes. Make sure you keep your chest lifted up and your back flat as you stand up again. This will drive the hips forward and squeeze another part of your glutes. You want to do between 12 and 15 of these in order to get the best stretch possible and work out your hip flexors. They can be a little difficult for the first time so you may want to work up to 15.