Hamstring Stretching

Your hamstrings are a group of three muscles located in the back of your thigh. They affect the two major weight bearing joints in your body- your hips and knees.

Tight hamstrings can lead to dysfunction of your hips, pelvis, lower- back, and knees. Here are a couple of different ways to try stretching your hamstrings.

1.Supine Hamstring Stretch

2.Supine Hamstring Stretch (with band or towel)

3.Standing Hamstring Stretch (on small step)

4.Standing Hamstring Stretch (on chair or similar).

Try to hold each stretch for 20-30seconds on each side. Remember to never stretch cold muscles. The best time to stretch is after exercise, or a hot shower.

Molly Shevill  is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist at  Aspire Fitness & Rehabilitation located in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.  

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