The hamstrings are a very busy muscle group in running and can also take a “beating” if we spend any significant length of time sitting at a desk or in a car.
In order to keep them healthy, feeling good, and performing well, we need BOTH adequate passive flexibility of the entire posterior chain including the hamstrings, and also strength – especially at or near end-ranges of that passive flexibility.
In the video below, you’ll be guided through how to passively stretch the hamstrings – as well as how to do some strengthening and mobility work for this muscle group.
Watch, listen in, and proceed smartly. Remember, we’re all an experiment of one.
Be patient and persistent.
It all begins with a standing passive stretch…