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Tight Hamstrings? How to Stretch Your Hamstrings Effectively.

Hamstring Stretch - WRONG
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Hamstring Stretch
Hamstring Stretch

The Wrong Way to Stretch Your Hamstrings

I was in the stretching area of the gym the other day and I saw a lot of people stretching their hamstrings. Some properly and many improperly. The number of people stretching their hamstrings improperly prompted me to write this blog.



WRONG:  As this picture shows, the biggest mistake people make when stretching their hamstrings is rounding out the back.  This results in stretching the back much more than the hamstring muscles.  I have actually had patients who have injured their back stretching this way.

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