Leah Zahner

Seated Hamstring Stretch

Leah Zahner
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The muscle group that makes up your hamstring is located on the back of your thigh. Its main function is to help bend and flex your knee.

If you experience trouble with balance, hamstring stretches are a great way to fix that. It’s not always necessary to go all the way down to the floor to stretch your hamstring, hence, the seated hamstring stretch.

Step 1

Place yourself on the edge of your seat with your feet out in front of you.

Seated Hamstring Stretch 1

Step 2

Next, extend the leg you are stretching out in front of you with your heel on the floor and your toes pointing toward the ceiling.

Seated Hamstring Stretch 2

Step 3

Reach forward toward your shoe. Try to go as far as you can without bending your knee. Hold the stretch for a few breaths and return to the starting position. Alternate legs and repeat.

Take your time while doing this exercise. You’ll only need to do a few reps to get loose. This exercise can be done multiple times a day if you feel you need it.

Check out “Lower Body Rolling Exercise” and “Hip Flexor Stretch: Alleviating Tightness in Your Calves and Hips” to help improve range of motion in your lower body.

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