Have you tried to touch your toes recently? Was it harder than you imagined? You can thank tight hamstrings for that.
To keep flexibility in your hamstrings, try the following stretch:
- Lay on your back with your legs flat on the ground.
- Lift your right leg up and extend it as straight as you can, with your foot flexed (like you’re standing flat-foot on the ceiling) and without locking your knee.
- Clasp your hands behind your thigh, or use a band against the bottom of your foot, and pull your leg towards your chest without bending the knee.
- Hold for 10 seconds.
- Repeat twice, each time trying to bring your leg closer and closer to your chest.
Repeat on left leg.
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