Enhance Your Hamstring Stretches

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Enhance Your Hamstring Stretches

As most runners know, but we sometimes forget, the quads and hamstrings are opposing muscle groups. When you tighten your quads, you relax your hamstrings, and vice versa.

As I have learned from yoga classes, it's you can often get a better stretch in a muscle that is slightly warmed up. Before you stretch your hamstrings, stand up straight, then bend your knees slightly, as if you were going to sit in a chair. Your quads should be active, which means that your hamstrings are relaxing. Hold this position for 30 seconds, then try doing your regular hamstring stretches.



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