inferior and the obturator internus and externus.
Whist doing this stretch is it important to be aware of the circulation in your legs. A lot of people find it uncomfortable to sit cross-legged because it interrupts the blood flow to the lower half of their legs, so it important to monitor this.
If the stretcher experiences any low back discomfort, stop and place a pillow under the hips to reduce the stress on the
hips and start again. When contracting the hamstring it might go into spasm because of the new shortened position. To resolve this stretch the hamstring prior to starting. This stretch includes the four major muscles that make up the
quadricep, the vastus medialis, lateralis and intermedius and the rectus femoris.
Obviously we could not include every stretch required for this sport instead this blog is aimed to cover the main stretches used and maybe a few you may not have thought of previously. Please remember to follow the safe stretching tips we have given you in the previous blog as well as the individual safety tips for static and PNF stretching.
Image taken from "Lower Body Stretches" wall chart by B. Walker.