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Originally Posted by jim p View Post
Do some forward folds as in yoga and hang in the pose for 5 to 10 minutes several times a day. Relax in the folds and let the hamstrings slowly stretch. It takes time to increase flexibility. Don't force the muscles and tendons to lengthen. Don't spring or bounce when you are stretching.
Yes, this is a great yoga position, but my yoga teacher always says to be aware of pain at the top of the thigh in the back. That's where your various hamstrings attach to the pelvis, and to injure the tendons there is a long recovery. We're taught to stretch as far as possible but do not cause pain at the ends of a muscle. You want to stress the muscle, not the tendon.
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