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
Posted May 16, 2017