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Exercise Demonstrations

Wide-Leg Advanced Hamstring Stretch

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Wide-Leg Advanced Hamstring Stretch Exercise

Starting Position

Stand tall with back straight, feet wider than the hips, and arms at your sides. Turn from the waist to face your right leg.

Action

Slowly bend forward from the waist, bringing your hands towards your right foot as your torso collapses over your leg.

Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat on opposite side.

Special Instructions

Make sure you master the "Wide-Leg Modified Hamstring Stretch" before trying this deeper stretch. Stretch to the point of "mild discomfort," not to the point of pain. Never bounce. Keep your abs engaged to protect your back.

Muscles Stretched: Hamstrings, hips, back