Why Thigh Flexor Exercises Are So Important?
No matter what kind of physical activity individual does, thigh flexor exercises play an important role in improving of performance and mobility. But today, many people and even some athletes often overlook this group of muscles. These muscles are located in such a way that, by even properly exercising them, will not result in any outward physical alteration or development of other muscle groups. And this is one of the reasons why it is overlooked by many people, because it is not the kind of muscle that you can “show-off”.
Benefits of having strong thigh flexor muscles:
Besides being important for our movement and mobility performance, thigh flexors are also controlling pelvic carriage and have an effect on our posture. We never give a thought to such everyday activities like walking, running, jumping or passing a flight of stairs – they all performed with the help of thigh flexor muscles. They also accompany such activities as cycling, rowing climbing and number of others, and to appreciate and improve our gift of mobility, it is essential to take a good care of them.
Having weak thigh flexors could lead to an accident or injury, so it is very important to have them in a proper condition, especially for those athletes who participate in tackle or contact sports. In order for your whole body to perform well in harmony, one must not forget to regularly execute thigh flexor exercises.
It is important to exercise regularly.
Most gyms lack the proper equipment for exercising thigh flexor muscles, but you don’t really need any, because there are various methods of thigh exercising effectively at home.
Here is one leg exercise which could be used in order to improve the work of your thigh flexors:
* Kneel down on your left knee and place you right leg before you, and have both knees bent at 90 degree angle.
* Support and balance your right foot by placing the right over it.
* Keep your back straight; don’t lean over your waist.
* Lean slightly ahead by transferring your body weight over your right leg.
By performing this range of motions you will be able to feel a stretch in your upper left thigh. It is recommended by specialists to hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds before switching legs. Do not use any abrupt movements, and try to do at least 3 sets of stretching for each leg.
There are other great leg workouts that you can perform in order to target your thigh flexors, such as squats, hanging leg raises and lunges, yet all of them require caution. To avoid any injuries, perform any of thigh flexor exercises carefully, by following proper instructions or with the help of fitness professional. Here is a small video lesson on leg flexors stretch: