Stretches for Tight Hamstrings

June 15, 2020 9:29 pm26 commentsViews: 28

There are many people in this world that have tight hamstrings regardless of their age.  If you have tight hamstrings too then these stretching exercises would be a great way to heal your tight hamstrings. There are two types of stretching exercises that are widely famous namely: static stretching and dynamic stretching exercises.

The only difference between static and dynamic stretching is, in the case of static stretching the focus is on holding a position for several seconds before moving onto a different position, while in contrast, when it comes to dynamic stretches, a continuous movement which is controlled is involved. Static exercises are best performed after your workout when the muscles are warm, while dynamics stretches are best performed before your workout as it mimics the movements during the workout that prepares your muscles.

So, without wasting much time, these are some simple stretching exercises for tight hamstrings.

The simple hamstring stretches

As the name suggests, it is one of the most famous hamstrings stretches and it includes bending forward using your waist and going as far as you can while making sure that your legs are straight. You need to hold this position for about 15 to 30 seconds and repeat this exercise for at least three times.

The Hurdler hamstring stretches

To do this hamstring stretch, you need to follow the following steps:

  1. Sit on the floor and put your one leg straight out.
  2. Then bend your other leg by the knee and touch the bottom of your foot to your inner thigh.
  3. Extend your arms and bend forward as far as possible through your waist.
  4. Hold the position for about 10 seconds and then repeat with the other leg.

Standing hamstring stretch

This is a very easy stretch as it involves keeping your feet on the ground but crisscrossed in a way that both your toes are touching each other and then bend as low as you can through your waist while touching your arms to the ground.

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