- While sitting on the floor with a straight back and tight core, bring each foot inward. Feet should be touching and your legs should make a diamond shape.
- Grab your feet with your hands. Place your elbows on the inside of your knees. Slowly lean forward from the hips. Once you feel the stretch in your hip flexors, hold for 15 to 30 seconds. Slowly rise and repeat.
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Butterfly stretch is a gym work out exercise that targets glutes & hip flexors and also involves lower back. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Barbell squats, barbell step-ups and cable pull throughs/pulls are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as butterfly stretch. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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