Lower Hamstring Stretch

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Lower Hamstring Stretch

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This is a good exercise for flexibility issues of the hamstring muscle group and this particular technique targets the lower part of the hamstrings. It is not is a warm up and it shouldn’t be done just before exercise ideally.
  2. Like any exercise you should only do the exercise if it is pain free during, after and the next day. The most that you should feel is a strong stretch or discomfort.
  3. Lie on your back, Lift your right leg up of the ground keeping your knee straight.
  4. Now reach and hold your upper leg with both hands and pull it as far up as you can while maintaining a straight knee
  5. Hold the stretch for 30 secs & repeat for the other leg.
  6. You should aim to do this between 4-6 times daily to improve your flexibility.
  7. It may take several months to actually lengthen the muscle significantly so be patient.

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