This low-impact exercise lengthens the hamstring to stabilize your balance and improve your walking ability.
Method One of Three:
Getting in the Starting Position
Method Two of Three:
Performing the Exercise
1Tighten your thigh muscles by squeezing your legs together, with your lower back arched and keeping your hands on your hips. Bend forward at your hips as much as you can without losing that arch in your back. Focus your eyes in front of you and hold this position however long you like.Advertisement
Method Three of Three:
- The benefits of these exercises are increased strength and flexibility in your hamstrings and calf muscles.
- To make this exercise less challenging you can put your hands on the surface of a table or desk if you feel too much discomfort with them on your lower back. Remember to keep your back arched throughout the stretch, however, or it won't be as effective.
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