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Mobility Monday | Ep12 | 3-D Hamstring Stretch

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Today’s episode will be touching on a nice little twist on a conventional hammy stretch. This is a must for all off you super legends that have the hamstring flexibility of guitar strings.

 
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The hamstrings are divided into three muscles; semimembranosus, semitendinosus and biceps femoris and since they don’t just attach in a straight line they need to be stretched accordantly.

Generally speaking peoples hamstring are tight and weak (I know, great combo) so a structured strength program with a focus on posterior chain, unilateral stability and strength is a must and will aid in regaining that youthful range of motion.

QUES FOR THE DRILL:

Keep the hips square while changing the angle of the leg being stretched. Don’t allow your body to “cheat” it’s self out of an unconfortable position.

Make sure the stretch is felt through the belly of the muscle so if it’s pulling or painful behind the knee or near the glute stop and get working on some soft tissue release.

 

 

 

Give this drill a red-hot go and please email if there’s anything you need help with.

Dylan Jones