Tips For Streching your HamStrings
1. Forward bend
Stand up straight then lean over as far as you can while keeping your legs as straight as possible and avoiding bending your knees. If putting your palms on the floor isn’t quite enough for you, you can always stand on a higher surface or hug your legs to get a deeper stretch. Hold for about 30 seconds.
2. Standing straight kicks
To do them, stand up straight, then kick one leg straight in front of you while keeping your standing leg as straight as you can. Flex your foot towards you as you kick, and slowly work up to kicking higher and higher so you feel a good stretch. Try and do 10 to 20 on each leg.
And if balancing on one leg while kicking is too tough for you at first, just hold onto a wall or a chair while you do it — you’ll still get a good stretch.
3. Standing pike stretch
Stand in front of a wall with your feet together, then lean over crossing your arms above your head and push your upper back against the wall. Slowly slide yourself down the wall while keeping your legs straight, aiming to hold for about 30 seconds total. The closer you are to the wall, the deeper the stretch will be.