A Better Way To Stretch The Hamstrings

How do most people stretch their hamstrings? They throw their heel up onto a step or bench and then lean forward reaching for their toes. Research shows that there's a better way to increase hamstring flexibility. Here's how to do it:

When it comes to static stretching, frequency of exposure is important. You must stretch daily, even multiple times a day, for a good month to see significant results.

Try this: Measure your hamstring flexibility then embark on a regimen where you perform the closed chain hamstring stretch demonstrated in the video above. Hold the stretch for 15 seconds and do 3-5 sets every day (alternate sides each set). After 4 weeks, remeasure your hamstring flexibility. You should see a significant improvement.

To your success,

John Paul Catanzaro

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Posted May 16, 2017

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