Hamstring Straddle (Stretching)

Hamstring Straddle

Move: Sit on the floor with your feet in front of you. Move your feet into the widest “V” that you can comfortably make. Sit tall. Do not slump your spine forward. Keep your spine straight and your chest lifted. Lean forward until you feel a tug in the back of the thighs. Hold the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.


• If you flex your feet in this position, you will also feel a calf stretch.

• Stretch to the point of a mild pull. Do not overstretch.

• If you cannot sit up straight before starting the stretch, put your hands behind your hips to help you sit more upright rather than having your hands on the floor in front of you. You could also sit on a pillow or bolster to raise your hips. This will make the stretch easier.