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The classic hamstring exercise for more flexibility

What is a hamstring?
It is a group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh. They allow you to bend your leg at the knee. Strong hamstrings (the muscles that run along the back of your thighs) are important, since they help you extend your hips and flex your knees—movements which allow you to do everything from standing upright and bending forward to walking. Hamstring stretching exercises can help to reduce pain, increase flexibility and improve function.

The muscles in your hamstrings are straightforwardly attached to the developments in your lower back, pelvis, hips, and legs and hence it is important to work on your hamstrings on a regular basis.

Try this classic hamstring exercise to make sure you’re training efficiently and keeping your routine balanced :

1. Sit on the floor and expand your legs out before you, while keeping an unbiased spine.
2. Reach forward to touch your toes. You need to ensure you keep a straight leg structure however much as could reasonably be expected, with your knees remaining absolutely straight and immovably appended to the ground.

Spending anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes stretching out your muscles each day can do wonders for protecting your muscles from strains and pulls that will prevent you from training.

If you do have tight hamstring despite exercising daily  daily then the best way to tell if your muscles are tight is to see a physical therapist who can fully assess you.

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