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Hamstring Stretches

Four Easy Hamstring Stretches to Increase Your Flexibility


Updated May 27, 2014

A man stretching his hamstrings in the Gym
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Tight hamstrings are a common finding in most people. However, you can do easy exercises to increase your hamstring length. Learn four easy exercises and be on your way to a more limber lifestyle.

Exercise #1

  1. Sit on the floor with both legs out straight.
  2. Extend your arms and reach forward by bending at the waist as far as possible while keeping your knees straight.
  3. Hold this position for 10 seconds.
  4. Relax.
  5. Repeat.
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