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5 Things: Hamstring Stretches

I gave you 5 pieces of information about your hamstrings, so I thought I should follow up with 5 stretches for those wonderful muscles on the back of your legs. Not stretching your hamstrings can have some disastrous results.

So give anyone of these stretches a try. Remember to hold your stretches for at least 30 seconds, and don't bounce.


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Fit's tip: If you have low back problems, the last stretch probably is the best stretch for you.

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Basma Basma 8 years
thanks , this info. is realy helpful ;)
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Moni B - you can definitely straighten your knees in the stretch, but don't lock them. Try it seated and see if that intensifies the stretch.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
i love stretching, esp in the morning!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
The last one is a great one to do with exercise bands as well since it really intensifies the stretch.
Moni-B Moni-B 9 years
For the first one, is it necessary to have the knees bent? I tried it and I felt nothing stretching at all. Plus, since I have short legs and a long torso, I had my knuckles dragging on the floor. I felt more of a burn with knees not bent at all, would that be effective? ~M~
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