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Hamstring Stretches


Updated May 27, 2014

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Hamstring Stretches
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    1. Stand one foot from a wall and place your hands on the wall at shoulder height, shoulder-width apart.
    2. Take a step back with one leg while pushing into the wall.
    3. Keep your back straight and press your heels into the floor.
    4. Hold for 10 seconds.
    5. Step forward and repeat with the other leg.
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