Hamstring and Lower Back Stretch

Exercise Mat Back: Lower Hamstrings

This exercise is designed to work your hamstring, but also stretches the lower back.


  1. Start by sitting on the floor with legs stretched out. Bend left knee in so that your foot is resting on the inside of your right leg.

  2. Exhale and reach your right arm forward towards your right leg and touch your toes. Depending on your flexibility you may need to bend a little at the knee. You can also grab your ankle or back of your calf if grabbing your toes is too difficult. Hold this for 3-5 seconds and switch legs.

  3. Suggested reps: 2-3 for each side.
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