CJW Sports Medicine

HCA Virginia Health Systems

Hamstring Stretch

  • Place heel of foot on table or other elevated surface, keeping the knee slightly bent.
  • Lean forward at the hips without bending your back to achieve full stretch.
  • You should feel a stretch along the back of your upper leg.
  • Remember to keep your toe up, back straight and hips square.
  • Hold for 20-30 seconds.
  • Repeat with opposite leg.
  • For a deeper stretch, you may bend the opposite knee, lowering your body.