How to do Sumo Stretch

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps


Start in a standing position, take your feet out sideways so that they are wider than shoulder width and toes turned out slightly. Place your hands on your thighs for support.

From here, sit your hips back and down, then bend your knees, keeping them in line with your turned out toes. Make sure you keep your chest up and dont’ tip forwards. Lower down until you feel a stretch in your hips, inner thighs, quads and glutes.

How to make Sumo Stretch easier

If you find it hard to lower into this sumo position, try doing it somewhere where you can hold on to a pillar or hand rail with your arms to support you. Another option is to try our low impact straddle stretch using a chair.

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