We’re here to get down to the nitty gritty on how to stretch our hamstrings. Because believe it or not, there’s more to it than reaching for your toes. Shocker! We have to position & move our body in a specific way, which has to do with hip hinging.
This is a big subject that we can talk for days on – not only because it is a necessary movement for the body to maintain its functional health, but also because:
1) Jaime’s maiden name is Hipp – so she has a special place in her heart for all things hip-affiliated
2) She’s had a few hip surgeries.
3) She likes to sing “Hip to be Square” by Huey Lewis and the News.
Yet we’ll keep this one short for you today. Maybe Jaime will sing for you on another day. Get ready to assume the position!
Why do this? Wrap your back around this: the entire backside of your body (also known as the Posterior Chain) is connected. How? With connective tissue webbing within the body – more to come on this topic!
So your hamstrings can influence the health and function of your calves, bottoms of your feet, bum (officially known as your gluteus awesomeness), back, neck, and head…and they can influence your hamstrings.