Stretching Workouts for Women

How to Do Lizard Pose

The weak link for many trainers is their hips. Incorporating lizard pose into your post-workout stretching is a great way to open the hip flexors and hamstrings for better flexibility and mobility.

Your hips are likely among the least flexible portions of your body, yet hip flexibility actually improves your overall training ability, training form, cardio efforts, posture and so on. Try this hip flexor stretch after a lower-body workout.


How to: Start with a modified runner’s lunge position: Your front knee should be at a 90-degree angle and the trailing leg should be fully extended behind you. Next, bend at the waist, bringing your right shoulder against the inside of your right calf, just below the knee. Bend the right elbow and try to touch the floor with your forearm. Hold for 30 seconds, release and then repeat two more times. Don’t worry if your forearm can’t reach the floor; keep your arms straight and place your palms flat on the floor, or rest your hands or forearms on a yoga block or other stable surface.