Stretch & Strengthen: 5 Exercises for Hyperextension

Stretch and strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee with these 5 exercises. These are especially fantastic for all the hyperextended athletes out there!

STRETCH

Try the Forward Fold with your FLX Ball to encourage hinging at the hips and keeping a neutral pelvis.  Pull the feet toward you as pull up on the thighs and lengthen through the spine.

FLX Ball Hamstring Stretch

 

STRETCH

Focus on keeping the hips firmly on the ground and feeling the thigh bone drop in the hip socket. Pull the toes down towards the floor as you feel your heel reach towards the ceiling.

STRETCH

Keep both hips square and pull back on right side as you fold forward. Pull elbows back by your side and reach the center of your chest towards your thigh.

STRENGTHENING

Pull up on the thigh and the muscles surrounding the knee to straighten the leg.

Challenge: Add an ankle weight.

FLX Ball Strengthening

STRENGTHENING

Perform little walks. Press the shin out into the elastic 10 times and repeat with other leg. Perform at least 3 sets on each leg.

Flexistretcher Hip Lifts