Partner Hamstring Stretch

The hamstrings are probably the most commonly tight muscles and this can contribute towards lower back pain.

Teaching Points

  • Lay on your back.
  • Lift one leg off the floor, keeping the knee straight.
  • Get your partner to push it higher until you feel a stretch.
  • Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds.

Variations

  • Wrap a towel around the sole of the foot.
  • Grasp the ends of the towel and pull your foot towards your head.
  • Standing hamstring stretch.

Muscles Stretched