The Best Hamstring Stretch (That’s Not A Stretch)
Are you sick and tired of always having steel cables for hamstrings? Does it seem like no matter how much stretching you do, the tightness never lets up?
Today I’m going to show you the missing piece to finally say “goodbye” to those tighter than tight hamstrings.
WHY YOUR HAMSTRINGS ARE TIGHT
The #1 reason why your hamstrings never ease up, is because they’re weak. More specifically, they’re weak when at length.
The nervous system, (the guy calling all the shots), creates tightness in your muscles when it feels threatened. So, if you get strong where your hamstring is at its weakest, the nervous system will trust and finally allow those steel cables to relax.
Just remember, no matter how much time you spend stretching, if you don’t start strengthening them in their lengthened state, zero change will ever happen.
HOW TO RELIEVE TIGHT HAMSTRINGS
in today’s coaching, I’ll show you an exercise that places the hamstrings in a stretch position for 2 minutes and then strengthens the tissue by performing isometric contractions in that stretched position.
The only equipment you’re going to need is a towel, or stretch strap so let’s get cracking!
WHAT TO DO NEXT
If you want the full system to unlock tight, sticky hips…including those hamstrings… then I’d definitely recommend checking out the Healthy Hips 10 Day Challenge where you get step-by-step instruction on what to do and when. Hope to see you inside!
ABOUT COACH MATT PIPPIN
Matt is a Strength and Mobility Coach with over 15 years experience in his field and has coached over a thousand professional, collegiate and everyday athletes with the goal to help them move, feel and perform at their highest level. He's incredibly passionate about bringing simple and effective online mobility training programs to everyone who wants to take control of their self care and make lasting change. CLICK HERE to learn more.
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Level 3: Fascial Stretch Specialist
Level 1: Institute of Motion Health Coach
Certified FRC Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
Level 1 Kinstretch Instructor
Weck Method Qualified