mobility and flexibility: hamstring edition

We're back with another round of mobility exercises and this time the focus is on your hamstrings. Hamstrings are consistently ranked in the top five tightest muscles. This can come from overcompensation, lack of range of motion, or even posture.

Dynamic Hamstring Mobility

This drill is excellent if you feel tightness in your hamstrings, if you want to improve your flexibility/mobility, or is just a great warm-up move.

Coaching Cues:

  • Step forward driving your front heel into the ground.

  • Sit your butt behind you like you’re trying to close a car door with your butt.

  • Exhale and lean forward while keeping your back flat and feel a stretch sensation in your hamstrings.

  • If you feel the tension behind your knee, add more bend to your knee.

Rep/Set Prescription:

  • 1-2 sets of 20 reps

 

Supine Dynamic Hamstring Stretch

If your hamstrings are “feeling” tight, sometimes stretching them can feel like a relief. This drill can be used to stretch your hamstrings!

Coaching Cues:

  • Lay down on your back and grab behind your knee.

  • Slowly straighten out your leg until you feel the tension.

  • Exhale as you start to straighten your leg.

Rep/Set Prescription:

  • 2-3 sets of 10 extensions


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