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Hamstring Injury - Stretching Exercises for a Hamstring Injury


Updated June 03, 2014

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Partner Stretch for a Hamstring Injury
Partner Hamstring Stretch

Partner Hamstring Stretch

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Here is a great way to stretch your hamstrings if you have a willing partner.

How to Do the Partner Hamstring Stretch

  • Begin by laying down on the ground.
  • Have your partner slowly lift one leg up, keeping your knee straight.
  • The partner should apply gentle pressure to the back of your heel to slowly stretch the hamstrings until you feel a stretch.
  • Don't overstretch! Communicate with your partner to avoid overstretching.
  • They should hold your leg in the maximal stretched position for about 20 and slowly release the tension.
  • Repeat 2-3 times on leg each.

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