Standing Hamstring Stretch
This page provides details for the Standing Hamstring Stretch. This stretch is used by martial arts students in order to loosen their hamstrings because a hamstring strain is a common martial arts injury.
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 Videos for the Standing Hamstring Stretch