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Stretching
Asked a question 2 years ago

How do you deal with excessively tight hamstrings?

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Stretch your hamstrings by lying on your back, NOT by standing up and trying to touch your toes.

One of the best exercises for tight hamstrings is to be mindful of your seated position and make time to stretch your muscles throughout the day. Take a lap around the office every 15 minutes, stand up during your lunch breaks, and do some stretches for tight hamstrings while you’re chilling and watching TV.

I've been doing a banded hamstring stretch for a few months now, and while I've made good progress, something hasn't quite been sitting right with me. It's very easy to overwork/overstretch, and I've definitely been fighting my hamstrings.