LV - Straight Leg Opener
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Start Stretch HerePosition One
Straight Leg Opener - Starting Stretch Position
Eccentric Stretch
Continuously activate the inside of your thighs while moving from position one into position two. Stretching happens throughout the movement, not just at the end position.
Concentric Strength
Continuously activate the inside of your thighs while moving from position one into position two.
End Stretch HerePosition Two
Straight Leg Opener - Ending Stretch Position
Isometric Stretch
Continue to activate the inside of your thighs while remaining in position two. Stay active to protect yourself from overstretching and injury.
Isometric Strength
Continue to activate the inside of your thighs while remaining in position two.

Target Area

Inner Thighs

Adductor longus, gracilis, adductor brevis

Getting Into Position

Lie down on your back. Straighten both legs and lift them up into the air. Place both hands on the inside of your knees.

Flexibility Training

Eccentric Stretch

Begin in position one and activate the inside of your thighs by naturally resisting and generating tension while moving into position two.

Start with your legs together, or crossed. Continuously squeeze your legs in together as your arms overcome the force of your legs, opening your legs out to the side.

Isometric Stretch

Continue to activate the inside of your thighs while remaining in position two.

Strength Training

Concentric Strength

Begin in position two and activate the inside of your thighs by contracting the target muscles as you move into position one.

Start with your legs opened out to the side. Continuously squeeze your legs in together as you slow down that movement with your arms.

Isometric Strength

Continue to activate the inside of your thighs while remaining in position one.

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