Lying Hamstring Stretch

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Lying Hamstring Stretch
Lying Hamstring Stretch



Lie on back and lift knee up. Grasp behind thigh near knee with both hands. Pull knee close to chest.


Extend knee while maintaining knee close to chest. Hold stretch. Repeat with opposite leg.


Far leg can be bent at knee and hip particularly if hip flexors are tight and greater spinal flexion will not irritate existing lower back injury. Alternative method (pictured low right) involves pulling leg toward chest with knee nearly straight. Also see Lying Hamstring Stretch with towel.



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