Lower Back/Hamstring Stretch

The hamstring muscle in the back of the thigh is connected to the lower back and knee joint. To safely execute a stretch through the length of the muscle, first stretch through hamstring and lower back and then slowly extend through knee joint.

Step 1

Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on the floor.

Step 2

Pull right leg toward your chest and breathe. Keep your tailbone down.

Step 3

Slowly extend leg through the knee to a point of slight tension. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds, then release. Repeat with left leg.

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