Standing hamstring stretch swing (internal rotation)

STRETCH

What is it and benefits?

Hamstring-Straight Leg Internal Rotation Functional is an intermediate performance exercise that improves flexibility in the hips and legs.


Who should perform it?

This exercise is best for those who have healthy knee and hip joints.


Getting Started:

Stand next to a wall. Put both hands on the hips to make sure pelvis remains stationary. If needed, place the left hand on the wall for support. Suck in the tummy in an attempt to make the navel touch the spine. Shift the body weight to the left leg and balance.


How to Do the Exercise:

Extend and lift the right leg out in front. The leg should be parallel to the floor. Quickly swing the right leg to the rear. Bend the right knee and allow the heel to hit the buttocks. Return to the starting position and repeat as fast as possible while still maintaining control. Perform 5-10 kicks and then repeat on the opposing leg.


Be Safe!

Maintain good form throughout this exercise. Make sure the supporting leg and foot stay in vertical alignment. Be aware of how your body responds to this exercise. Should any pain or discomfort be encountered during this exercise, discontinue it immediately.

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