Lying glute stretch

The lying glute stretch is a stretch to help increase flexibility in the glutes and hips. It involves rotating a single leg over the body while lying flat on the back, and reaching around the leg to facilitate a stretch. It is commonly included in dynamic warm-ups or cool-downs, but can also be performed as full-body mobility work anytime.


  1. Stretches hips, glutes, and lower back
  2. Easy to increase or decrease intensity of stretch
  3. Can work in warm-up, cool-down, or general mobility work

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Lying glute stretch Instructions

Lying glute stretch muscle diagram
  1. From a lying position, bend your knees and keep your feet on the floor.
  2. Place your ankle of one foot on your opposite knee.
  3. Grasp the thigh or knee of the bottom leg and pull both of your legs into the chest. Relax your neck and shoulders. Hold for 10-20 seconds and then switch sides.