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Hamstring Stretch (with Towel)

Woman lying on back pulling one thigh to chest with towel.

To start, lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Don’t press your neck or lower back to the floor. Breathe deeply. You should feel comfortable and relaxed in this position.

Here are the steps to the hamstring stretch:

  • Put a towel behind one knee or calf.

  • Use the towel to pull the leg toward your chest, keeping the leg straight or slightly bent.

  • Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Then lower the leg.

  • Repeat 2 times.

  • Switch legs. 

For your safety, check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program.

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
Last Annual Review Date: 8/1/2019
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