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How to Stretch Your Hamstring
1. Lie flat on the floor on your back. Keep your lower back pressed to the floor. Bend both knees up and keep your feet flat on the floor. Bring your hands to the back of your right thigh and slowly straighten and raise your leg.
2. Pull your leg gently towards your torso until you feel a stretch in the hamstring at the back of your leg. Hold for a count of 20. Repeat exercise on alternate legs.
Hamstring Stretching Tip
As this stretch gets easier, keep the resting leg straight out in front of you instead of bent. This stretches the hamstring more effectively.
Hamstring Stretching Repetitions:
1 set of 5-10 repeats, 4 days per week.
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