The Inverted Hamstring Stretch (Backwards) Exercise is a great way to lengthen your hamstrings and improve your balance.
The Inverted Hamstring Stretch (Backwards) Exercise forms part of the Golf Stability series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will build stability in your joints and core for better consistency and ball-striking.
Figure 1. Inverted Hamstring Stretch (Backwards) Exercise Video.
- Start by standing on one leg with perfect posture, your arms raised out to your sides and your shoulder blades back and down.
- Slowly bend over by hinging at your hip, lifting your straight opposite leg behind you, keeping a straight line between your ears and ankle.
- When you feel a stretch, return to a standing position by contracting your glutes and hamstrings and stepping backwards.
- Repeat the motion, alternating legs with each step backwards for the desired number of repetitions with each leg.
Keep the knee of the leg you are standing on slightly bent, your back flat and your hips parallel to the ground. Maintain a straight line from your ear through your hip, knee, and ankle of your back leg.
You should feel a stretch through your hamstrings as your balance is challenged.
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