Why are my hamstrings so tight?
Tight hip flexors
In other words, a pelvic tilt can cause tightness, but tightness can also cause a pelvic tilt. Repetitive movement, poor posture, and constantly sitting in a sedentary lifestyle force hip flexors into a constantly-shortened position, creating one of many tight hamstring causes.
Should you stretch a tight hamstring?
When you feel the familiar ache of a sore hamstring, it’s natural to think you should stretch it out. But when a muscle is tight because it’s over-lengthened, stretching will not resolve the problem because it’s already over-stretched. In fact, stretching will most likely irritate the muscle further.
How do you increase hamstring flexibility?
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Beginner Hamstring Flexibility Routine – YouTube
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