As we dive into the hamstring stretches let’s review the anatomy of the muscles to get a better understanding of what will be activated in the stretches.
Semitendinosus & Semimembranosus
Benefits To Hamstring Stretches
The hamstrings are an important muscle group to keep flexible for multiple reasons. Much like other muscles, it can help muscle strain during activities.
Furthermore, tight hamstrings are connected to low back pain. This is due to the postural disturbances that occur when tight hamstrings pull on the pelvis.
Hamstring Stretching Exercises
Supine Hamstring Stretch With Strap
Single Leg Hamstring Stretch (table/bed)
Sitting Hamstring Stretch
Sitting, One Leg Hamstring Stretch
Supine Wall Stretch