move of the week: the hamstring reach

move of the week: the hamstring reach

The Hamstring Reach

No matter how hard and how often you work out, your hamstrings are most likely not as strong as they should be. Hamstring strains and injuries are very common and painful. Incorporate hamstring strengthening exercises into your routine to prevent any future problems!

hamstring exercise, bodyweight exercise

Step 1: Stand on your right leg.

hamstring exercise, bodyweight exercise

Step 2: With a slight bend in your right knee, flex your torso forward, lifting your left leg behind you. Try to touch the ground with your left hand.

hamstring exercise, bodyweight exercise

Step 3: Straighten back up to standing, continuing to keep all body weight on right leg.

hamstring exercise, bodyweight exercise

Step 4: Repeat on left leg.

Recommended number of reps: 8+ per side. As your strength builds you can hold a dumbbell or medicine ball for an added challenge.

Don’t forget to stretch after doing this exercise! You will definitely feel a bit tight afterward.