Lying hamstring stretch with band

The lying hamstring stretch with band is a simple way to stretch a chronically tight muscle group of the lower body. It is common in stretching and yoga classes but can also be performed individually as part of a warm-up, paired with movements in a workout, or as part of a cool-down or recovery strategy.


  1. Simple and effective way to stretch the hamstrings
  2. Can be performed with a belt, yoga strap, band, or other loop
  3. Easy to do while watching TV or resting
  4. Can help encourage flexibility that carries over to strength training or yoga

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Lying hamstring stretch with band Instructions

Lying hamstring stretch with band muscle diagram
  1. Lie on your back with one leg extended above you, with the hip at ninety degrees. Keep the other leg flat on the floor.
  2. Loop a belt, band, or rope over the ball of your foot. This will be your starting position.
  3. Pull on the belt to create tension in the calves and hamstrings. Hold this stretch for 10-30 seconds, and repeat with the other leg.