Stretching Workouts for Women

Pain In The Butt?

With all of the squats and lunges you do, your glutes need a little TLC. Show your booty some love with this stretch to prevent postworkout soreness.


Thread the Needle

• On the floor or on a mat, lie on your back and bend your knees, feet flat on the floor.

• Raise your left leg and cross your left ankle over your right thigh, forming the number four with your legs, your left knee pointing to the left.

• Hold the back of your right thigh with your hand, gently pulling your leg off the ground toward your torso, until you feel a stretch in your left glute and hip.

• Hold for 30 seconds, then repeat on the other side.