The Best Hamstring Stretch | Hamstring Grinder

The best hamstring stretch

Written by Mitch Starkman

November 15, 2017

How to Complete the Hamstring Grinder

The Best Hamstring Stretch

Most of us tend to sit in front of a computer and propped in front of the TV for upwards of 13 hours a day keeping our hamstrings TIGHT, TIGHT, TIGHT! This not only limits our flexibility but also potentially leads to that uncomfortable “nerve-y” pain. The hamstrings are linked to the sciatic nerve – a nerve that the majority of us have complained about in our lifetime. This exercise will not only help release your hamstring (it’s one of the best hamstring stretches we know), but also help that nerve of yours move and be free! It’s time to learn exactly how to complete the hamstring grinder. 

Begin seated with a ball under the thigh you are mobilizing. Place your weight into the leg – and remember you can control the amount of pressure on the ball by taking more weight on or off. Now, press your leg into the ball and straighten your knee.


Do this for 2 minutes throughout the day, and make sure to move the ball throughout the length of your leg during this time.

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