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Tight hamstrings

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by dfoster, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. dfoster Banned Banned

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    I have this problem all my life. I have a desk job and have to stretch them in the middle of the day otherwise it would be too uncomfortable to work. I stretch them every chance I get but they always seem tight. I even asked my neurologist the same question and he just said some people are just tighter than others. I think this article might be on spot: my hamstrings are tight because my glutes do not fire properly. Check it out:

    S B Coaches College - Hamstring Dominance
     
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    ^^^ Good stuff.
     
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    Interesting. I am bumping this thread because I have been trying Yoga and my hamstrings are getting a little looser but they just feel like they werent made to stretch this way. I will check those exercises out and post results on this thread.
     
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    Great resource. I have always had a mild case of lordosis of the spine and those are many of the same exercises and stretches I was given.
     
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    Nice link, hadn't seen this before.
     
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    New belt?
     
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    Hey thanks very much for these links. I recently tore my hamstring for the second time, and it hurt just as much as the first! The physio told me I have restricted movement in my hip flexors as well so those dynamic strectches are a big help, as my overall flexibility is very good.

    As a matter of interest has anyone else torn their hamstring before and how long were you out of training? I am itching to get back to kickboxing but don't want to rush it, physio has tentatively told me 4 weeks, just interested in hearing accounts from people who have been through this.

    (Hope this is breaking post rules regarding injuries).
     

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