The major muscles here are the quads, hamstrings, glutes, iliotibial band, abductors (outer thigh), psoas, adductors (inner thigh) and calves.
We're all looking to be free of pain and enjoy a healthy range of movement in hips. Most upper leg muscles are attached to the hip girdle. If any of these muscles are tight, they will pull on the hip girdle, perhaps causing poor alignment of lower spine and/or pain. This will diminish your ability to move well whether it be around the house or running a marathon. By doing stretches, we are taking good care of our bodies.
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Proficient walking, running and general movement requires easy mobility of the legs. Doing regular stretches increases your range of movement and releases tension and pain in your legs. If you don’t as yet know which muscle in particular is causing the problem, by doing all the stretches here your will have a good indication. As you stretch for example your QUADS muscle in the left leg and then the right, you’ll notice the difference.