How to do Ankle on the Knee

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: glutes


Start off by lying down on your back on the floor with your legs bent and feet on the floor. Pick up your left leg and use you arms to pull the leg and foot in towards your chest so that you can hook your left foot on to your right thigh.

Then reach your hands around the back of your right thigh and link them so you can use your arms to pull your legs in towards your chest to increase the stretch. You should feel the stretch in the left hip.

Hold this position for half of the stretch time, then unhook your left leg and swap your legs over so that your right leg is hooked over your left thigh and repeat the stretch for the right hip.

How to make Ankle on the Knee easier

If you find this position too intense or hard to get into, start off with our seated Hip Opener stretch.

How to make Ankle on the Knee more challenging

For a stronger stretch for the hips try our Hurdlers Stretch.

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