How can I fix tight hamstrings?
I am noticing my hamstrings are so tight recently. How do I fix tight hamstrings?
Between foam rolling and isometric/dynamic stretches, your hamstrings can loosen up quite a bit...which will prevent injury and provide more effective workouts.
Since we are a culture that is becoming more sedentary with increased amounts of sitting each day, it is natural for our hamstring muscles to shorten and tighten. Unfortunately, tight hamstrings are a recipe for injury so by keeping them loose, we can avoid injury while also allowing for a better range of motion, leading to more effective exercise and calorie burn.
The easiest way to avoid tight hamstrings is by not letting them shorten/tighten in the first place! You can do this by adhering to the following tips:
- If you have a desk job, make sure to get up and move and move at least once an hour, even for just a few minutes.
- Use the restroom on another level, use the stairs, park as far away as possible, use micro workouts at work...just get moving more!
- Go for daily walks.
- Use the foam roller as a warm-up or for self-massage.
Yours in Health & Friendship,
- The Fit Mother Project
Customer Success Team