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Are Your Hamstrings Tight ?

You’ve probably felt that your hamstrings were too tight. It’s like they’re stopping you from the movement you want to do. There are videos filled with hamstring stretches trying to loosen those tight hamstrings. 

Why are so many hamstrings tight? 

They’re not tight. They feel tight, and that’s an important difference.

Most of my clients do not have tight hamstrings. The tension they felt was because the muscle was being held in a stretched position. We can sometimes spot this when the low back arches during activities. In another post, I’ll explain more about this hamstring tightness.