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Hamstring Stretch 101 Video Tutorial

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Hamstring Stretch
Hamstring Stretch

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Hamstrings

Secondary Targets

Execution

Isolation

Force Type

Pull

Required Equipment

Body Weight

Fitness Level

Beginner

Variations

Timer

Hour

Minute

Second

Stopwatch

00:00:00:00

Overview

The hamstring stretch is an exercise that targets the hamstrings, which are the muscles on the back of your thighs. It is a simple exercise that can be done anywhere, and it is a great way to relieve tightness and soreness in the hamstrings, To do the hamstring stretch, stand with your feet hipwidth apart and your toes facing forward. Bend over and reach for your toes, keeping your back straight. You can also hold onto a chair or wall for support if needed. Hold the stretch for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then release. Repeat 2 to 3 times, The hamstring stretch is a good addition to any workout routine, and it can also be done as part of your warmup or cooldown. It is a safe and effective way to improve flexibility and range of motion in your hamstrings.

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Variations

Variations of fitness exercises refer to different ways of performing a specific exercise or movement to target various muscle groups, intensities, or goals. These variations aim to challenge the body differently, prevent plateaus, and cater to individuals with varying fitness levels.

EQUIPMENT

Body Weight

EXECUTION

Compound

FITNESS LEVEL

Intermediate

Alternatives

Alternative exercises in fitness refer to different movements or activities that target similar muscle groups or serve the same training purpose as the primary exercise. These alternative exercises can be used as substitutes when the original exercise is unavailable or challenging to perform due to various reasons such as equipment limitations, injuries, or personal preferences.

EQUIPMENT

Exercise Ball

EXECUTION

Isolation

FITNESS LEVEL

Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Band

EXECUTION

Compound

FITNESS LEVEL

Beginner

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