Day 25: Hamstring stretch

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A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that just one 30-second stretch three times a week can significantly lengthen hamstrings, an important finding for desk workers whose legs are bent for most of the day, leaving hamstrings in a shortened position. Here's an easy hamstring exercise you can do at your desk.

Step 1: Sit back in your chair.

Step 2: Place your hands under your right thigh.

Step 3: Pull your right knee toward your chest.

Step 4: Extend your right leg as straight as you can.

Step 5: Hold for 10 seconds.

Step 6: Relax.

Step 7: Repeat with the left leg.

Repeat this exercise 3-5 times with each leg.

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