For #techniquetuesday, we're going big: hamstrings. They're one of the biggest muscle groups in the body and, if they're tight, can pull on your lower back and cause pain. Loosening and lengthening them will help you be more mobile and avoid injury. Check out how to do a reclining hamstring glide, which is a super useful technique to help you relax/release as much as possible:
Lie on your back and keep the back of your pelvis on the floor (this concentrates the stretch in your hamstring, as tilting your pelvis to get your knee closer to you takes the stretch off).
Bring one leg into the air, knee bent, and hold behind the thigh with the hand on that side.
Hold behind the calf with your other hand. Get your arms to do the work here so you can relax your hamstrings and get deeper into the stretch.
Pull your thigh slightly toward your chest and keep it there (check your pelvis is still flat on the floor).
On an exhale, use the top arm to pull your leg slightly straighter, with your toes toward your head. On an exhale, re-bend the knee. Repeat for a minute or more before changing sides.
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