Integrative Flexibility Continuum for Overactive Hamstrings
One day while speaking to one of the countries leading orthopedic surgeons, the concept of healthy hamstrings being the key to optimal athletic performance came up. I found it interesting that given how different our backgrounds were, we ultimately came to the same conclusion. The muscles on the back of your leg are at the forefront of your performance. Here are some basic movements to keep your hammies happy.
Inhibit the hamstrings via foam rolling.
Lengthen the hamstrings via static stretching.
Activate the hamstrings with contract with some isometrics.
Integrate the work you have done with alternating forward lunges.
Do the full continuum on one leg, and then the full continuum on the other for best results.