What can I do to loosen up my tight hip/ leg muscles?
July 22, 2012 7:54 AM Subscribe
What can I do to loosen up my tight hip/ leg muscles? Part of the problem is that I don't know which
of my muscles are tight, I just know that I can't move my right leg as much as my left.
posted by Sakura3210 to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
For example, if I cross my legs like a guy (one foot on opposite knee), my left knee can rest at a 90 degree angle, while the right can't go lower than 45 degrees.
If I sit in butterfly position, the left leg can go lower.
If I raise my knee to my chest, my left leg can touch my chest, right leg cannot.
If I do side turns (flat on floor torso, legs bent slightly and turned together to the left or right), I cannot make my legs go flat on the floor when I turn to the right (unlike the left).
And if I am standing, legs apart, and shift my weight to one side, my right side hurts more. If feels like the area connecting my leg to my pelvis is tight.
So any suggestions as to 1)which muscles are causing these problems and 2)what I can do to improve my right leg flexibility?