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Supine Calf & Hamstring Stretch

How to Perform this E-cise™

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent
  2. Position 1: Take a strap or belt and loop it under the ball of one foot
  3. Firmly holding the ends of the strap, straighten that leg and PULL YOUR TOES DOWN toward your hips to feel a stretch in the calf or back of your lower leg
    • The straight leg should be lined up with the bent knee.
    • Keep your thigh/quad tight and toes pulled back
    • Your upper body should be relaxed throughout the e-cise, shoulders back on the floor
  4. Position 2: Loop the strap under the heel of the straight leg
  5. Pull back on the strap so your leg points towards the ceiling, you will feel a stretch in the back of your thigh. Keep your thigh tight and TOES RELAXED.
    • Do NOT let the hip lift up off the floor
  6. Hold as directed on your menu (30 to 60 seconds)
  7. Switch legs and repeat both positions

Fun Facts

This exercise promotes unilateral lumbar engagement with emphasis on using pelvic flexors.
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