August 4, 2017

Do you have tight hamstrings? if so, try this.

Do you have back pain? It may be caused by tight hamstrings. If so, try this form of myofascial release on those trigger points.

Position: Sitting on a hard surface with your feet off the ground.Using a lacrosse ball, place it under the hamstring. I will start from the back and work my way to the front.

Action: Roll the ball around until you find the tender spot (trigger point) and flex and extend the knee….as if you were doing leg extension. You’ll knead out knots and break up any adhesions. I will also do small circles with my leg as well.

I will find those tender spots and flex/extend the knee on this area for 20-30 reps. I’ll rest 40 seconds and then do 20-30 small circles on the same spot and then continue to work my way down towards my knee.

Your hamstrings will love you for this!

Give it a go and let me know what you think.

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