- Sit on a mat and extend your right leg out to the side.
- Bend your left leg and place the foot against your inner right thigh.
- Lean forward from the hips and reach for your ankle as comfortably as you can. You should feel a slight pull in the hamstring.
- Hold the stretch and then repeat on the left leg.
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Hamstring stretch is a gym work out exercise that targets hamstrings and also involves glutes & hip flexors. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Standing hamstring stretch, side / lateral shuffles / hops / skaters and cardio – cross trainer / crosstrainer machine are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as hamstring stretch. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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