NHS Strength and flexibility: hamstring stretch 

The NHS Strength and flexibility podcast series helps you get fit without the expense of a gym or fitness trainer. Featuring Laura from the NHS Couch to 5K programme, these podcasts talk you through a series of equipment-free exercises to improve your strength and flexibility. In the videos accompanying the podcast series each exercise is demonstrated. In this clip, Laura shows you how to do a hamstring stretch

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Transcript of NHS Strength and flexibility: hamstring stretch


To get into position, sit on the edge of the bench.

Bend your right leg and straighten your left leg.

Rest both hands on your right thigh.

Slowly bend towards your left leg.

Keep your back straight and bend from the waist.

You should feel the stretch in your right hamstring.


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