4 Beginner Stretches to Add to Your Daily Routine to Combat Tight Hamstrings

Add these 4 stretches to your daily routine to stretch your hamstrings & fight lower back pain! 

** For every exercise, focus on maintaining a long spine, bend the knees a lot or a little to make this happen!

 

Rein Short - Flexistretcher supine hamstring stretch

SUPINE HAMSTRING STRETCH

LYING ON YOUR BACK, PLACE THE FOAM CENTER OF THE FLEXISTRETCHER AROUND THE BALL OF ONE FOOT & HOLD ONTO THE METAL LOOPS OR STRAPS OF THE FLEXISTRETCHER. HAVE YOUR OPPOSITE FOOT FLAT ON THE FLOOR WITH YOUR KNEE BENT. EXTEND YOUR LIFTED LEG UP TO THE CEILING

** TOP KNEE CAN BE BENT TO KEEP HIPS SQUARE.


Rein Short - Flexistretcher beginner's forward fold

FORWARD FOLD VARIATION

STEP BOTH FEET ON THE FOAM CENTER OF YOUR FLEXISTRETCHER, HOLD ONTO THE METAL LOOPS OF YOUR FLEXISTRETCHER. KEEPING FEET HIP WIDTH DISTANCE APART. BEND YOUR KNEES DEEPLY SO YOUR CHEST TOUCHES YOUR THIGHS AND RELAX YOUR BODY FORWARD.

** HOLD FOR 5 FULL BREATHS.


Rein Short - Flexistretcher yoga - three legged dog

FLEXISTRETCHER THREE LEGGED DOG

BEGIN IN A DEEP SQUAT, BRINGING ONE LOOP OF THE FLEXISTRETCHER TO EACH FOOT & PLACING THE FOAM CENTER AROUND YOUR LOWER SPINE. FROM A TABLE TOP POSITION, WALK YOUR HANDS OUT TO YOUR DOWNWARD FACING DOG. LIFT ONE LEG, THEN THE OTHER.

** THE FLEXISTRETCHER PROVIDES A GENTLE ASSIST WHILE KEEPING YOUR HIPS SQUARE. BREATH INTO THE HAMSTRING STRETCH ON YOUR STANDING LEG.


Rein Short - Flexistretcher - yoga - dancer

FLEXISTRETCHER STANDING HAMSTRING STRETCH

STANDING ON ONE LEG, STEP THE OTHER LEG TO THE FOAM CENTER AND HOLD ONTO THE FLEXISTRETCHER METAL LOOPS. START WITH A BENT KNEE AS YOU BRING YOUR LEG UP, STANDING TALL. EITHER STAY IN THIS POSITION AND BREATH OR EXTEND THE LEG OUT IN FRONT OF YOU.

** FOCUS ON KEEPING THE BACK LONG AND STANDING UP STRAIGHT, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR LIFTED LEG BENT.