Are you confused about how to do a hamstring stretch with a band? This hamstring stretch with band explainer shows you two options, either a dynamic (movement) stretch or a static hold.
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Hamstring Stretch with Band Explainer: Two Options
Option #1: Dynamic Stretch (with movement)
Lay down on your back and loop the towel or the band around your foot. Cross it over and hold the other side of the band or your towel. Note: If you can’t cross it over that’s okay.
Start with your knee bent and then as you breathe out, straighten your leg using the band to help pull the leg into a stretch. If you’d like an extra stretch down the calf, pull your toes towards you. Bend the knee and return to your start position – that’s one repetition.
Repeat 10 times.
Option #2: Static Hold (20 seconds)
As above, lay down on your back and loop the towel or the band around your foot.
Straighten your knee, pull your toes towards you, using the band to help increase the stretch sensation down the back of the leg. Start your timer (or watch our video to follow along), aim for 20-seconds.
If you find that the stretch eases off, use the band/towel to gently increase the stretch sensation.
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