For as long as I can remember, I've heard the question "can you touch your toes?" asked by people trying to ascertain another person's physical fitness. I've grown up thinking that being able to touch ...
I'm aware of the following exercises, and I'd like more options: Bodyweight squats (esp. with a raised heel in the lower position) - seems to put far more effort onto the front tigh muscles, so I ...
I've started doing some running intervals/speedwork and notice that my hamstrings get pretty sore afterwards. I do some off-day stretching, although I probably could do more. Should I push ahead and ...
We have tons of squat variations to work the quadriceps and glutes, but I've never seen a free weight exercise to really work the hamstrings. It seems like hamstring isolation is only possible on a ...
I have a very hard hamstring. I can stretch my hamstring to a good extent, i.e., touch the floor without bending the knees with my knuckles but not beyond that. At that stretch point, I feel a ...
When I'm standing I can have my hands flat on the floor and not feel much of a stretch in my hamstrings. Currently I've been lying on my back, and with one leg straight out in front, pull the other ...
I've always been unable to touch my toes. This is becoming increasingly problematic for my yoga. Of course focusing on stretching my hamstrings helps and I'm making progress but I'm concerned that my ...