Please read our guidelines section before attempting any of our stretching exercises.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED – None!!!
You can find some very useful information about the hamstring muscles here.
Technique – Start by laying down on the floor in an area that will provide enough space to perform the exercise. Extend both legs out straight in front of you and raise one leg upwards keeping it straight and solid not allowing your knee to bend. Extend your arm up and grip the ball of your foot. Place your free hand onto the back of your thigh muscle and start the stretching technique when ready. Keep your leg straight and pull the hamstring muscle towards you until you feel it stretch. Hold this position for a count of 5. Either bend your knee or release your grip to relieve pressure on the hamstring muscle. Repeat this technique with the other leg until both hamstrings are fully stretched.