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How to Perform Hamstring Stretches

Technique 1

  1. Stand with both feet flat on the floor and knee straight.
  2. Bending from your hips – slowly reach your hands down towards the floor (keep your knees straight).
  3. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds.
  4. This is a sustained stretch, to avoid injury please avoid bouncing movements or stretching into pain.

Technique 2

  1. Stand in front of a chair or step.
  2. Lift one heel to rest it on top of the chair/step.
  3. While keeping your knee straight, slowly glide your hands towards the toes of the foot resting on top of the chair/step.
  4. Hold this position for 20 – 30 seconds.
  5. This is a sustained stretch, to avoid injury please avoid bouncing movements or stretching into pain.