How to do Single Leg Hamstring

Back to Exercises

Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: glutes, hamstrings


Start by lying down on your back with your legs straight on the floor. Then, contract your upper abs to lift your head and shoulders up off the floor. Then lift your right leg straight up towards the ceiling. Take hold of your right calf with your hands and use your arms to pull your leg in towards you, keeping it as straight as possible. Make sure your other leg stays flat on the floor.

Swap legs at half way to stretch your hamstring of the right leg too.

How to make Single Leg Hamstring easier

Try our Seated Hamstring Stretch as a less challenging way to start off lengthening your hamstrings.

Looking to add this exercise to your workouts?

Customize your workouts simply by adding or removing Sworkit exercises. Sign in or sign up to get started.

Try It Out