Are you sick of having tight hamstrings?

Would you like to know how to stretch your hamstrings?

Then you may LOVE this simple lower body stretch you can do anywhere!

hamstring stretch with strap

How to Stretch Your Tight Hamstrings

  1. From a standing position, feet slightly separated, bring one foot further forward from the other.
  2. Grasp the strap ends in either hand and anchor the strap middle around the front foot arch.  Keep the front leg straight, bend the rear leg at the waist and knee.
  3. The further you drop your butt down, the deeper the stretch is felt.
  4. Pull the strap back to apply additional pressure on the hamstring (upper back portion of leg) and calf (lower back portion of leg).
  5. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds, ease the tension off and repeat the movement sequence.
  6. Switch sides and stretch the other side for equal time and intensity.

Other Great Lower Body Stretches

arm workouts

I remember learning this standing hamstring stretch in a physical therapy session.

Funny thing is…

I completely underestimated the effectiveness of this hamstrings stretch.

So, you may surprise yourself too!

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I’d love to hear how you do with this lower body stretch.

And, while you’re at it, what is one of your favorite stretches to loosen tight muscles?

Till later,


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You should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program.  As with any exercise or diet program, if at any time you experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician.  The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this program disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein.  Any equipment or workout area that is used should be thoroughly inspected as free of danger, flaw or compromise, ahead of use and the user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog.