Hamstring Stretch: Exercise Tubing

Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses hamstring stretches using exercise tubing.

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Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology), discusses hamstring stretches using exercise tubing.
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Featuring Jackson Sayers, B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

Duration: 52 seconds

A very good stretch for the hamstring revolves around lying on the ground and using some tubing.

You just want to put the exercise tubing around your toe, get into a nice position, and pull the leg up. Your other leg is flat on the ground, knee slightly bent, and from here you get a nice pull on your hamstring.

What you want to be thinking about is just firing up that hamstring a little bit, contracting the muscles, taking away the pain out of the very tight spot. And from here you just want to give it a gentle pull.

For a bit more advanced hamstring stretch, you simply move your toe up and down and that will extend the whole sciatic nerve that goes up the back of the leg, it'll just sort of extend it a little bit. Pull it back and forth. It'll also stretch the calf out a little bit.

This is a very effective tool if you don't have a door frame, and you want to stretch your hamstring out when you're lying on the ground.

Presenter: Mr. Jackson Sayers, Kinesiologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Kinesiologist

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