Hip Abductor Stretch in the Pool
The outer thigh muscle, also called hip abductor, is responsible for the lateral movement of the leg. Stretching your outer thighs improves circulation, reduces pain, and enhances overall hip flexibility. It makes your legs stronger and prevents injuries.
How to Perform
Stand up straight with your feet together. Put your hands down by your sides in a neutral position. Relax your shoulders and open your hands.
Using your right hand, hold your left knee up at your hip level. Then slowly pull your left leg closer to your body until you feel the stretch in your outer thigh. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Repeat with your other leg.
If you find it difficult to balance yourself on one leg, perform this stretch while leaning against a wall. Or hold the edge with one hand.