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Seated Hamstring Stretch in Chair

Focus: Hamstring, Low Back

Start seated in chair, bring hips close to the edge, bend one knee, keep the other leg straight, keep back straight, reach forward slowly, feel stretch and hold.

The seated hamstring stretch in chair exercise is a simple but effective way to stretch the hamstrings, which are the muscles in the back of the thigh. Hamstrings that are tight can cause a number of problems, including back pain, knee pain, and decreased range of motion.

You can make this stretch more challenging by placing a weight on your foot or by leaning forward more. If you have any pain in your back, knees, or hamstrings, stop the stretch and consult with your doctor or physical therapist.

Here are some of the benefits of the seated hamstring stretch in chair exercise:

  • Improves flexibility
  • Reduces pain
  • Improves range of motion
  • Prevents injuries
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Improves quality of life