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How do I do the hamstring stretch exercise while sitting?

Sit on a sturdy chair and rest your right ankle on your left knee. Next, rest your right hand on your right ankle and your right elbow on your right knee. Lean forward and press your lower back toward your right calf while keeping your back straight. Look straight ahead. Hold for 15 seconds; reverse sides and repeat.

To perform a hamstring stretch while sitting, extend your leg out in front of you, actively pulling your foot towards your knee. Once in position, reach forward with the same-side hand, and try to touch your toe. You should feel a stretch in the back of your leg. Hold this for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side. Do this 2-3 times on both sides.

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