Try these stretches to loosen tight hamstrings and prevent injury:
Seated Hamstring Stretch
This seated stretch is so helpful to loosen tight hamstrings from your run. Sit with your right leg extended in front of you, with your foot flexed. Place the bottom of your left foot against your right thigh, and lead forward any amount. Ideally you should try to grab the bottom of your right foot. Hold for thirty seconds and switch legs.
Half-Split Hamstring Stretch
Begin by kneeling on the floor, and extend your right leg out straight in front of you, with the foot flexed. Your right leg should be at a diagonal, creating a triangle between your legs and the floor. Lean your chest forward and reach towards your right toes. You can accentuate this stretch by leaning your hips backwards. Hold for thirty seconds and switch legs.
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