Hip Flexor stretch

Many athletes suffer from having tight hip flexors. This stretch will help alleviate this problem as well as potentially add inches to your vertical jump. Don't believe me? Try this:

1. Do a vertical jump and record the number.
2. Perform the hip flexor stretch.
3. Do another vertical jump and record the number.

More often than not, you will jump higher. Why? Because having tight hip flexors will prevent you from fully extending the hip. By stretching them, you essentially "put them to sleep" and thus there is less friction.

To do the stretch, lunge forward, keep your head and chest up and try to keep your back leg at 45 degrees. Take the arm of side you are stretching and place it over your head (as pictured). This will give you a deeper stretch.

Do each side 2 times for 30 seconds each.