Standing Hamstring Stretch - Preparatory Stretching

The standing hamstring stretch focuses on the front of the upper leg and stretches the hamstring muscle. The Standing Hamstring Stretch should be performed as a preparatory stretch and be held for 8 to 10 seconds.

Standing Hamstring Stretch Muscle Body Map

Body Part and Muscle Group

The Hamstring Stretch focuses on the back of the upper leg. The Hamstring is the muscle being stretched.

Standing Hamstring Stretch Muscle Body Map

Joint Actions

Standing Hamstring Stretch


Starting from a normal standing position.

Step forward and keep the front leg straight / extended).

Bend the rear leg to approx 90 degrees.

Feet should remain slightly apart and facing forward.

Bend forwards from the hips and sit back into the stretch until stretch is felt.



Standing Hamstring Stretch

Suggested Exercise Equipment

The following fitness products are suggested for this exercise:

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