Try a hamstring stretch to loosen legs after too much time at the office; learn simple stretches for long muscles, flexibility, and protection from injury in this free video.
The next stretch I'm going to show you is the hamstring stretch, which is the muscle right behind your quadriceps. Many people have tight hamstrings nowadays, in the modern world because we're seated all day long. Many have desk jobs where they are seated for eight or more hours, with very little movement. This seated position in turn leads to, over time, tight hamstrings. Which will eventually lead to a tight lower back. And that?s why so many people have lower back problems, because of very tight hamstrings. Most of the time, not all of the time. I'm going to show you a stretch to stretch those hamstrings that you can do at work, or out here on the beach. But this is a standing hamstring stretch. what I need you to do is you are going to place one foot in front of you, while the other leg is bent, ok. Now your going to place your hands on top of you thighs. As you're sitting, you want to think about sitting back. Hips should come back. And you're going to point your toe u., flex that ankle. And I want you to keep nice, tall posture. It?s not necessary to hunch forward. Ok. We're not stretching the upper back here; we're keeping it nice, nice flat back. Pulling the Abs in, always thinking about form as well. Even during stretches. Now I want you to think about leaning forward at your hips, sitting into this stretch. So that you feel this stretch in this muscle right here. You'll also feel it a little bit in your calf as well, which is great. Hold it for about fifteen to twenty seconds. and repeat on the other side. Once again, important to sit back, ok. Little bit of a squat there. Hands on top of the thigh. Keep that back flat and focus on stretching that hamstring muscle.