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.