Hamstring Stretch (with Towel)

Man lying on floor with knees bent and feet flat on floor. Start position for Hamstring Stretch.

Person doing hamstring stretch exercise on floor.

To start, lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Don’t press your neck or lower back to the floor. Breathe deeply. You should feel comfortable and relaxed in this position.

  • Put a towel behind one knee or calf.

  • Use the towel to pull the leg toward your chest, keeping the leg straight or slightly bent.

  • Hold for 30-60 seconds. Then lower the leg.

  • Repeat 2 times.

  • Switch legs. 

For your safety, check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program.