How to do Seated Hamstring Stretch

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: lower back, calves, hamstrings


Start off sitting down with your legs out in front of you. Keep you legs flat against the floor, pull your toes towards you and don’t let your knees bend. From here, bend forward from the hips and reach out with your hands to take hold of your feet.

Try not to round your back forwards too much, so keep your chest and head up, looking beyond your feet.

How to make Seated Hamstring Stretch easier

If you cannot reach your hands to your feet without bending at the knees, just grab hold of your legs as far down as you can with your hands. Over time as your hamstring flexibility improves you will find you can reach further down your legs until eventually, you can hold on to your feet.

How to make Seated Hamstring Stretch more challenging

Try out standing Hamstring Stretch which will be a stronger stretch that seated because gravity will have a stronger effect.

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