Hamstring – Back of thigh

Why Stretch?
Stretching exercises encourage lengthening of your muscles and associated tendons. Short and tight muscles can lead to pressure on nerves and pain. By its effect of lengthening muscles, stretching promotes flexibility and full range of motion about your joints.

Hold the stretch for 20 seconds in each leg 3-4 times per day
hamstring

Place your right foot on a bench or chair with your leg extended straight

Slowly lean forward while reaching your hands toward your right shin

Keep torso straight

Feel stretch along the back of your right thigh

Keep head up and looking forward so you bend from waist and don’t hunch

Repeat for opposite leg

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