Lying One Leg Hamstrings

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back on the ground
  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not push too far, just until you feel the

Lying One Leg Hamstrings

This exercise stretches your legs and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Hamstrings, Calves


1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Calves

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Legs

Starting Position: Lay face up with your legs extended straight out in front of you, heels touching the ground.

  1. 1 Lift one leg straight up into the air, keeping your other leg in the same position. At the same time, lift your head and shoulders off the ground and reach your arm up to grab your toes with the hand on the same side. Use your other hand to support your leg behind the thigh.
  2. 2 Hold for 10 seconds, then repeat with the opposite leg.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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