Hamstring Strech

Standing Hamstring Stretch

Stand with your right foot one step ahead of the left. Bend your left knee and let it take the weight. Keep your right knee straight and lift your right toes into the air (keeping the heel on the floor). Keep your back straight and lean forward from your hips (rest your hands on the bent knee). Feel the stretch in your right hamstrings (back of the thigh). Repeat by switching legs.

 

Sitting Hamstring Stretch

Sit on the floor with your right leg straight. Bend your left knee to the side and place the bottom of your left foot against the inside of your right thigh. Feel the stretch in your right hamstrings. Repeat by switching legs.

Tip – You can stretch different parts of your hamstrings, by pointing your toes to the left or right when you lean forward.

 

Hamstring Stretch On Chair

Place your right foot on to the edge of a chair (or any sturdy object knee to waist high). Keep the left foot on the floor. Bend your right knee slightly. Lean forward from your hips (keeping your back straight). Feel the stretch in your right hamstrings. Repeat by switching legs.

 

Lying Hamstring Stretch

Lie face up on the floor, with both knees bent and feet on the floor.•Bring your right leg up towards you, keeping it slightly bent throughout. Use both hands to hold it just under the knee, and assist the stretch. Feel the stretch in your right hamstrings. Repeat with your left leg.

Tip – Keep a straight line from your lower back to your head (i.e. don’t arch your back or lift your head up).