5 exercises to stretch your legs after driving

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Updated Jan 29, 2016

Stretching out your legs after a long day in the driver’s seat can help you work out stiff muscles and address pain. These five exercises will help you stretch your legs to avoid cramps and discomfort.

1. Standing Hamstring Stretch

Stand with one of your legs just in front of the other and bend your back knee, resting your weight on the bent knee. Tilt your hips forward.

2. Standing Outer Hip Stretch

Stand with one of your legs stretched behind the other. Lean over to the non-stretching side. With the hip you want to stretch, push your hip out to the other side.


3. Standing Wall Calf Stretch

Standing several feet away from a wall, stagger your stance and place one foot forward. Lean forward and rest your hands on the wall while keeping your heel, hip and head in a straight line. Try to keep your heel on the ground and hold the position for 10-20 seconds. Alternate sides.

4. Hip Flexor Stretch

Kneel with one of your knees on the floor and the other foot in front with your knee on that leg bent. Push your hips forward while keeping your back upright. Hold for 10-30 seconds and alternate sides.

5. Long Adductor Stretch

Take a seat on the floor with your legs as far apart as you can comfortably manage and your knees straight. Keep your back straight while leaning forward from the hips.

Looking for more exercises? Check out others we’ve featured on Truckers News previously:

5 cardio exercises to get you moving – Read it here.
5 in-cab exercises for when it’s cold outside – Read it here.
These 8 exercises can help truck drivers prevent back pain – Read it here.