The standing hamstring stretch is an exercise that stretches the hamstrings, the muscles that cover the back of the thighs. It involves looping a band around one foot and then pulling it, which produces an intense stretch in the hamstrings. It can be performed prior to training the lower body or playing sports, or as a restorative stretch anytime.
Helps prevent hamstring injuries, which are common and debilitating
Targets a chronically tight muscle group
Increasing flexibility in the hamstrings can help combat pain in the knees and hips