Hamstring Exercise for Hip and Back Pain


There are a number of leg exercises and it can get confusing how and where do you begin.

We all like a good squat and a leg press exercise but we need to stop neglecting the hamstring area!

Hamstring exercise is one the best leg exercises you can do at home or at work without the need for a gym equipment.

Believe me, a chair will do.

What we mean with hamstring exercise is the exercise that are mostly done by runners, sprinters or those sports like cricket or rugby league that have high loads of sprinting, hockey's another one or touch footy.


As mentioned above, a chair will do about knee height pr same as your shin. Put your feet up on the chair while on a lying down position and make sure that your knees should have a little bend in them.


The next thing you need to do is to bridge up, while squeezing the butt and hamstrings and then lift your body up so that the butt and knees are straight.

Come back down and then do it all over again and keep your toes straight and in line.

Do it with one leg first and then do it with the other one next.


Do this for 15 to 20 times on both legs, you may feel that your hamstrings is burning but this helps you get into full extension, the exact same position when we're running, sprinting or changing direction.

Try this one and let us know what you think.