Supine Hamstring Stretch

Supine Hamstring Stretch

We love this stretch at hip.fit because it is a two-fer. The Supine Hamstring Stretch gives you a chance to diagnose hamstring problems AND provides an important stretch. Almost as soon as you lift your leg- and certainly by the time you reach for it- you will immediately know how tight your hamstring muscle is, which then gives you an indication of how deeply to apply the stretch.

Instructions:

Choose a hard surface and lie flat on your back with head, shoulders and glutes all touching the floor. Keep one leg straight and raise the other with a 90 degree angle to the waist. Lightly wrap you hands around the back of your leg above the knee. Don't pull the leg toward your chest. Your knee should not stretch past your hips. Lift your leg and point your toes toward your head. Deliberately pump your leg back and forth ten times before repeating with the other leg.

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