Sitting Single Leg Hamstring Stretch
This page provides details for the Sitting Single Leg Hamstring Stretch. This stretch helps to stretch your hamstrings, groin and hips. Moreover, it will help to improve your kicking flexibility.
In this stretch, you will sit on the ground with your legs in front of you. You will tuck one leg into your groin and slowly reach for the toes on the leg that remains straight out. Switch legs and repeat. Try to hold stretch for at least 30 seconds. Be careful not to over stretch.
Hamstring injuries can occur when a leg is over-extended (i.e. a martial artist attempting an overly high axe kick). The hamstring is found at the back of the leg running from the glutes to the knee.
All stretches should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional martial arts stretches targeting other areas of the body, please visit the main Martial Arts Stretches page.
Instructional Video for the Sitting Single Leg Hamstring Stretch
Demonstration of the Sitting Single Leg Hamstring Stretch