Self Administered Soft Tissue Release of the Hamstrings using a Tennis Ball
Often you’ll find that the hamstring muscles form adhesions and feel tight and restricted no matter how much stretching you do. Ideally you want to break down the scar tissue and adhesions before stretching the muscle into its new range.
A great way to release this tension to use a tennis ball.
Perform the hamstring release technique for 2 – 3 minutes working all the soft tissue around the back of the leg, hold on any areas of tenderness for about 30 seconds or until you feel a release and then extend your leg for 5 reps stretching the soft tissue. Once you have done that move onto the next area.
After you have released the tension you will then want to perform the hamstring stretch to stretch the muscles into its new range.
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