Mobility

Hamstring Stretch

The Hamstring Stretch is a simple yet effective move to increase flexibility in the back of your thighs, or hamstrings. This stretch is beneficial for everyone, especially those that spend a lot of time sitting or have tight hips and lower back muscles. Regularly doing this exercise can help enhance your overall mobility and decrease the risk of strains or injuries.
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Hamstring Stretch instructions
Step-by-step instructions
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Stand up straight.
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Reach one foot straight in front of you, keeping your heel on the ground and pointing your toes up.
3
Bend your standing leg a bit, keeping your other leg straight.
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Slowly lower your chest towards your front leg while keeping your back straight.
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Hold this position, feeling a stretch along the back of your front leg, then switch and repeat for the other leg.
Stand up straight.
Reach one foot straight in front of you, keeping your heel on the ground and pointing your toes up.
Bend your standing leg a bit, keeping your other leg straight.
Slowly lower your chest towards your front leg while keeping your back straight.
Hold this position, feeling a stretch along the back of your front leg, then switch and repeat for the other leg.
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