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Hamstring Toes Up/Toes Down Stretch


Description: The Hamstring Toes Up/ Toes Down Stretch targets the back of your legs (hamstrings) and provides a nice variation to traditional hamstring stretching. Hamstrings are used in every golf stance and swing and are particularly vulnerable to getting tight so stretching them before and after you play golf is a must. Hamstring stretches can be performed using nothing, but using a foam roller or something else to help lift your feet is helpful.

Summary:
  1. Start by standing up straight with the balls of your feet mounted on a a half foam roller or 2x4 if you don't have a roller.
  2. Keeping your legs straight bend down to touch your toes. Reach down as far as you can go, hold to the count of 10 and then straighten back up into your starting position.
  3. After you finish 3 sets of 5-6 with your toes up, reverse the exercise and elevate your heels with the roller, again holding at the bottom for 10 seconds.
  4. Perform 3 sets of 5-6 each way and if need be you can add more repetitions to your routine.
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