Your Guide To Increasing Hamstring Flexibility

December 16, 2021 by Bustle

We’ve all been there: That moment when you fold forward to touch your toes, only to realize you can’t quite reach. If it feels like the backs of your legs get stiff like this on a regular basis, it may help to learn how to increase hamstring flexibility.

First, a refresher on your all-important hammies. “The hamstrings are a group of muscles that travel from the back of your thigh to the bottom of your knee,” says Dani Schenone, MBA, RYT, ACSM-CPT, a fitness specialist at MindBody. “They allow you to extend your legs and bend your knees, pretty much enabling the lower body to do anything.” But even though you use them all the time, it’s still very common for the hamstring to feel tight.

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