Standing Hamstring Stretch

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.

Body Part and Muscle Group
The Hamstring Stretch focuses on the back of the upper leg. The Hamstring is the muscle being stretched.


  • 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 forward from the hips and sit back into the stretch – until the stretch is felt.


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