Standing Hamstring Stretch – Kettlebell

  • HOW: Grab a relatively light kettlebell or dumbbell. Begin in a standing position holding the kettlebell between your legs.  As you hinge through the hips, keep your spine and legs stiff. Push your bottom back slowly until you feel a stretch in the hamstrings. Hold the bottom position for a few seconds before pulling back up.
  • FEEL: You will feel a stretch in the hamstrings as you move into the hinge. You may feel the lower back muscles, glutes, and hamstrings working when moving back into a standing position, but this should be minimal with relatively light weight.
  • COMPENSATION: Do not bend the knees or flex through the trunk.

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