Stretches the hamstrings or the back
of the thighs.
Exercise Mat and Wall
- Lie down on the mat with your knees bent toward your
chest. Move closer to the wall until your buttocks are touching it. Slowly
straighten your legs. Hold the stretch for 30-60 seconds. If your hamstrings
are very tight, extend up to a few minutes.
- Stretch to the point of mild tension but never to
the point of pain.
- If it feels very uncomfortable to do the exercise
with your buttocks touching the wall, try moving a few inches away until you
find a more comfortable angle.
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