What is it and benefits?
Hamstring-Functional Straight Leg is an intermediate performance exercise that improves flexibility in the hips and legs.
Who should perform it?
This exercise is best for those who participate in sports like soccer and should be performed immediately before participating in that activity.
Stand next to a wall. 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:
Quickly bend the right leg so that the heel is close to the right hip. Swing the right leg forward into a fully extended kick. 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.
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.