Assisted Hamstring Stretch

  • Skill Level Beginner
  • Type Stretching
  • Equipment Elastic Band, Towel
  • Body parts Hamstrings

The assisted hamstring stretch improves flexibility in the backside of your leg.

Instructions

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    Lie on the floor with your legs extended in front of you. Loop an elastic band or towel around the ball of one foot.
  2. Assisted Hamstring Stretch
    Raise your leg by pulling the towel or band toward you while keeping the knee straight. Pull it until you feel a stretch in the hamstring and hold for up to 30 seconds.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure to keep tension on the band throughout the stretch.
  • Be careful not to use too much force. Do not overstretch the muscle.
  • Avoid stretching cold. Always perform stretches after a warm up.

Advanced variations