Standing Hamstring Stretch
This is a fairly simple stretch that is beneficial to boost the blood flow in your muscles. Start by standing straight and slowly bending forward to touch your feet. Remember to keep your legs straight in the process. Hold this position for a good 10 seconds and return back to your standing once you feel that your hamstring muscles are becoming taut.
Single Leg Hops
Single leg hops are a great way to ignite the dormant strength of your hamstring muscles. Stand on one leg and slowly jump forward. Alternate this between the two legs and do 2 sets of 10 reps each. This also works as a good alternative for a warm up exercise in case you don’t want to over-exert your body.
Seated Hamstring Stretch
Seated hamstring stretch is a staple in every athlete’s cool-down session because it is very effective in strengthening the core hamstring muscles. Start by sitting on a yoga mat or floor with your legs stretched out at a comfortable length. While maintaining a straight posture for your back, lean in with your right arm to touch your left toe. Do the same for the other leg. Complete 2 sets of 15 each and you will feel the difference this simple stretch has made when you hit your next session.