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Flexibility series day 3 - Hamstrings

Tight hamstrings? That extreme feeling of tightness can in fact be a lack of strength. Good mornings are a great tool with tonnes of variation to challenge your body in terms of strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. You will also target your glutes and spinal erectors.

Are you sat down a lot? Spending a long time sat down isn't the problem, especially when you have no choice because you are at work. What's more important is how you spend the rest of your time around those points in the day where you are sat.

From the video below I recommend spending time moving dynamically such as some bodyweight good mornings first, then have a go at loading either a variation of good morning for 3 x 15 reps or trying the single leg balance variation unloaded for 3 x 3-5 reps per leg. You can also add in isometrics by adding pauses in your end range before standing back up. Finish with a stretch for 1-2 mins per side, such as elevating your leg on a box and hinging over it, or lying on your back using a band or strap to stretch each side. Breathe through your nose, finding more range on your exhales.

  • Good mornings (Perform this for 3 sets of 1-2 minutes or do as written above)

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