Thursday, March 13, 2008

Good Hamstring Stretch--Single Leg Good Mornings

The Single Leg Good Morning stretch is a good hamstring stretch that you may not be doing. The hamstrings are often a nagging problem area for athletes. Prevention of hamstring injuries is best.



1. Start by placing a bar or stick handle across your shoulders.

2. Standing on one leg, bend forward keeping your back flat and your leg on the ground straight. This should be a controlled, smooth movement (no bouncing).

3. Maintaining your balance, return to the starting position and repeat for the desired repetitions.

4. Repeat with the other leg.

You can also strengthen your hamstrings with this exercise by increasing the weight on the bar.

Try this stretch/strength exercise the next time you workout!

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