Drop The Soap
Like so many other stretches, this one is a ‘twofer.’ You’ll stretch tight hamstrings while also working your glutes. Athletes aren’t the only ones that benefit from this stretch. If your job involves long periods of staying seated, or if you have less-than-perfect posture, this stretch is for you. Take it slow at first, since you’re starting from a squat, barefoot in a slippery wet shower. Drop the Soap might have a slightly odd look to it, but hey, nobody is looking, right?
Squat down with your knees bent and arch your back. Put your fingers under your toes of both feet and grip your toes. Raise your bottom and slowly straighten your knees. You’re standing up slowly now, with your fingers still gripping your toes. You’ll feel the stretch up through the back of your thighs and into your glutes. If you’re doing this for the first time, you don’t have to achieve full extension. Hold the position for 15 seconds. If you’re feeling discomfort, bend your knees a little bit.