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Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us improve our running, fitness and health. Today, Carrie discusses stretches we can do for our hamstrings, those important posterior thigh muscles in between the hip and the knee. An article by Runner's World stated: "Many runners have quadriceps muscles (on the top of the thigh) that are 30 to 40 percent stronger than their hamstrings (under the thigh)." The quadriceps help propel our legs froward, the hamstrings help pull our legs back. It is important to work and stretch our hamstrings to help the body maintain it's full motion.
Grab a foam roller and a towel or rope and listen in as Carrie shows us some easy stretches.
11/9/2021 09:03:11 am
Never stretch while you’re in pain or try to force a stretch. Breathe normally while doing stretching exercises. Try to incorporate hamstring stretches into your routine at least two or three days each week.
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