Activity: (VIDEO) ▶️ Proximal hamstring stretch: standing


A stretch involving more of the proximal hamstrings.


  • standing upright behind a bench, place one foot on the bench
  • the hip should be flexed to about 90 degrees, while the knee should be in some degree of flexion
  • keeping the spine neutral, hinge or flex forward from the hips until a stretch is felt
  • hold and repeat as needed