Along with tight adductors (see last week's post), many people also have tight thigh muscles.
Unfortunately, they either get the token 5 second stretch or aren't stretched properly at all.
If you have been neglecting these stretches, go easy on this one for a start as you will likely find your legs a lot tighter than you thought for.
If you are office based or spend a lot of your time sitting then I would recommend using this exercise as part of your warm up.
I would also recommend putting some cushioning underneath the knee as hard floors are quite unforgiving.
Another one of my top mobility exercises (seems I'm giving all my 'secrets' away).
I like this one as many people have tight adductors aka inner thigh muscles.
Which is understandable as most daily life and activities don't involve them needing to be worked or stretched out.
If the muscles are really tight then this can contribute to low back pain in some situations.
Stretching them out and mobilising them before a workout can help improve range of motion, helping you to get more out of the leg exercises.
Another mobility favourite of mine that ends up in a lot of client workouts.
The chest and shoulder muscles are usually tight for a lot of people so this ends up being one of those exercises that looks easy but can be tough to begin with.
I would also recommend starting with a lighter band as this has a bit more stretch to it which can be kinder to the shoulders.
The exercise can also be done with a bar although I find holding the bar can be uncomfortable on people's wrists - where you don't get that with the bands.
Many people have tight lat muscles - the muscles that run down either side of your back
I picked this mobility drill / stretch up from Dean Somerset and it gives them a good stretch making it great to do as part of a warm up.
This exercise can be performed facing the wall or standing sideways.
Both versions will stretch out the back muscles slightly differently.
This is my, mostly, Personal Trainer musings and information which I hope you'll find helpful!