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Piriformis Stretch

Piriformis Stretch
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  1. Lie on your back on a padded surface. Begin with your legs straight in front of you. Bend the left leg up and place the left foot on the ground near your butt. Bend the right leg up and rest the right ankle across the left knee.
  2. Reach your hands around your left shin or left thigh and pull it towards your chest. Your right hand will go through the hole in between your legs.
  3. Pull and hold the left leg, feeling the stretch in the right hip flexor. Slowly, place the left leg back on the floor and switch sides.
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Piriformis stretch is a gym work out exercise that targets glutes & hip flexors and also involves hamstrings. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Overhead plate squats, pistol / single-leg extended arm squats and resistance band lying leg extensions are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as piriformis stretch. Visit our directory for more exercises.

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