Stretching out your legs after a long day in the driver’s seat can help you work out stiff muscles and address pain. These five exercises will help you work out your leg muscles to avoid cramps and discomfort.
1. Standing Hamstring Stretch
Stand with one of your legs just in front of the other and bend your back knee, resting your weight on the bent knee. Tilt your hips forward.
2. Standing Outer Hip Stretch
Stand with one of your legs stretched behind the other. Lean over to the non-stretching side. With the hip you want to stretch, push your hip out to the other side.
3. Standing Wall Calf Stretch
Standing several feet away from a wall, stagger your stance and place one foot forward. Lean forward and rest your hands on the wall while keeping your heel, hip and head in a straight line. Try to keep your heel on the ground and hold the position for 10-20 seconds. Alternate sides.
4. Hip Flexor Stretch
Kneel with one of your knees on the floor and the other foot in front with your knee on that leg bent. Push your hips forward while keeping your back upright. Hold for 10-30 seconds and alternate sides.
5. Long Adductor Stretch
Take a seat on the floor with your legs as far apart as you can comfortably manage and your knees straight. Keep your back straight while leaning forward from the hips.
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