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Figure 4 Stretch: It’s Not That Awesome

Figure 4 Stretch. Blog Talk. Episode 5.

Got hip pain? How many times have you been told to do the figure 4 stretch for your glutes or for hip pain? After cycling class? In yoga? Although this stretch is widely used as one of the best hip openers on the planet, it’s not. This stretch has accrued a lot more notoriety than it’s worth, especially as it pertains to Piriformis Syndrome. If you haven’t had a chance to read this popular blog, check it out at: Piriformis Syndrome: It’s Not About the Tennis Ball. [1]

Is there a better way to stretch the glutes and hips? Why yes there is!

Here’s the video…only 3 1/2 minutes!

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