Hamstring Stretch

Hamstring Stretch

February 11, 2022

Hamstring Muscles

  • Hamstrings are tendons of the muscles of the back of the thigh.
  • Hamstrings are a 2 joint muscle- meaning they cross over both the hip and the knee joint.
  • Hamstring muscles bend the knee and straighten the hip.
  • Hamstring muscle injury is a common athletic injury.
  • Most hamstring muscle and tendon injuries heal without surgery.
  • The risk of hamstring injury can be reduced with a regular stretching program and exercises.

There are three hamstring muscles:

  • Semitendinosus.
  • Semimembranosus.
  • Biceps femoris

A lot of people have tight hamstrings. Men tend to have more tightness in their hamstrings compared to women. Tight hamstrings can pull on your pelvis which in turn could cause back pain. Below is a couple of variations of a hamstring stretch depending on your flexibility. Try this stretch out to help lengthen your hamstrings. Hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds for the stretch to be effective. The main key is – Go into the move until you feel a stretch but NOT pain. Hold for 30 seconds, breathe into your stretch, and try to relax and lengthen the muscle.

Example of Hamstring Stretch

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