Hamstring Mobility – Release and Stretch

Hamstring Mobility – Release and Stretch


Dom McKay musculoskeletal
therapist today’s video is all about the hamstrings I’ll be teaching you how to
deeply release your hamstrings through the use of a lacrosse ball and also show
you some really fantastic stretches to start getting the length and the dynamic
capacity back into your hamstrings to start working into those hamstrings
we’re going to use a lacrosse ball so this is really simple all you do is sit
down place the ball under your hamstring and then just lean forward on it now as
you lean into that you start to feel a stretch in the hamstring as well so what
you’re trying to do is apply the pressure of the ball onto the most sore
parts of your hamstring so that might be that lower down closer to the knee or it
could be higher up depending on where you tend to stiffen up you can even grab
your toe and apply further pressure by leaning in on that leg so you can hold
these positions that are most painful for twenty to thirty seconds and I’d
suggest spending up to about two minutes on either hamstring so a great way of
stretching the hamstrings is to isolate them really strongly by placing yourself
against a wall so what we do here is we put our feet a little bit further out
from the wall and then we push the butt into the wall and then stretch our body
forward now we try and make sure as we do this that our knees are locked out so
we’re not not bending through the knees which is going to take the slack or put
slack into the hamstrings we’re going to keep them on full stretch and then just
reach down towards the ground and you can hold this stretch for a number of
minutes if you like generally I advise a couple of minutes

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