Straight leg ball pick up
The straight leg ball pick up strengthens the hamstring muscles in a stretched position.
To strengthen the hamstring muscles.
- The athlete stands with the heel of the involved leg raised. The uninvolved leg is moved back to provide balance.
- Ensuring that the back is kept straight the athlete bends to pick up the medicine ball.
- All motion involves the pelvis moving around the femurs rather than lumbar flexion.