Your tight hamstrings don’t just make it impossible to bend over to tie your shoes. They can also cause lower back pain and hip pain and make you feel less agile when running or doing other workouts. But your tight hamstrings are not forever!
Here are the best hamstring stretches you can do. Choose the ones you like or the ones you need and commit to stretching a few times a week — you’ll notice a difference! You can do them with your sneakers on, but we recommend slipping your socks and shoes off so you can have full range of motion. Aside from more flexible hamstrings, taking time to breathe deeply and relax into these stretches will allow you to reap the emotional benefits of feeling calmer and more grounded.