These are situated at the back of your thighs. They are possibly the most vulnerable to injury.
Our quads tend to be much, much stronger than our hams. That creates an imbalance, which can lead to injury. Also, sitting for long periods (in the office, car etc.) results in tight hamstrings (reduced flexibility).
Without stretching your hamstrings regularly, you could be at high risk from a pull or tear. And if you've never pulled your hams, well let's just say it's painful!
Your cool down should have an even more thorough stretching period. Hold each stretch slightly longer than in the warm up.
Your cool down stretches will allow your hamstrings to recover for your next workout. That way you'll ensure you're best prepared and protected from injury.
You should hold these hamstring stretches for at least 10 seconds, without bouncing. Overstretching your hamstrings is a definite no no. Take the stretch to mild discomfort but never pain. Come out of the stretch slowly.
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Lying Ham Stretch To do the lying ham stretch:
1) Sit in front of a wall, knees raised and feet on the ground. Then slowly lie down, touching each vertebra from hip to …
David hamstring stretch Not rated yet Have some fun with ya stretches! My hamstring stretch improvised on a stability ball.