Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team14917forum


  Team Forum
Master Runners-40 and over

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC:   tight hamstrings 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


RUNNINGAWAYINTN
Posts: 473
4/12/12 3:31 P

RUNNINGAWAYINTN's SparkPage
Reply
I realize this is a somewhat old thread...but I'm new to the party here. These are GREAT stretches and I realized that I have been doing several in yoga already! My hips have been bothering me a little of late and I got it down to the hip flexors...and have actually been looking for some good stretches for those. Thank you!!!



IFFYIFFY
IFFYIFFY's Photo SparkPoints: (13,095)
Fitness Minutes: (13,343)
Posts: 941
2/10/12 11:46 A

IFFYIFFY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wharton's method of active isolate stretching is my favorite for after running. He has a book and Runner's world has some info on it.

Foam roller works wonders.





DAKOTACAT
DAKOTACAT's Photo Posts: 800
2/7/12 8:45 P

DAKOTACAT's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i looked the blog and at all the exercises. i had been doing the butterfly stretch, but quit because it was very uncomfortable because the muscles/tendons were so tight. it didn't hurt, but it wasn't comfortable. so i guess that shows what i need to do. thanks for your help as always!

Cathy


 current weight: 128.0 
 
278
240.5
203
165.5
128


SP_COACH_NANCY
SparkPoints: (158,833)
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
Posts: 46,222
2/6/12 10:17 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Cathy,

I am in the middle of reading Pete Pfitzinger's book Road Racing for Serious Runners and in the book he talks about muscle imbalances and lack of flexibility leading to our injuries. I, too, would recommend a roller, but something a little more dense like the Trigger Grid roller...it's like a foam-wrapped PVC pipe which can go a little deeper than a regular foam roller.

I will also recommend that you look for some stretches (below is a link to a blog I wrote for the dailySpark.com site) for your hip flexors....many times what we feel are tight hammies are a result of tight hip flexors...some of this is due to age and most of this is due to too much sitting.

I hope this helps!

Nancy

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=8_hip_fle
xor_stretches_and_exercises_for_health
y_hips





FREECLOUD
FREECLOUD's Photo Posts: 1,548
2/6/12 9:23 P

FREECLOUD's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I just looked into this because I'm having the same problem. There's a magazine called Women's Running that had some great exercises this month. Basically, I do the donkey kick, bridges on a Swiss ball (or just bridges - raising your pelvis, butt, thighs while lying on your back), bird dog pose www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiKg4jIchkM , one leg dead lifts www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0bYLQsFbjs , lunges, squats, wall sits.

These are great for hamstrings, hips and knees.

Wendy
~~~~~

"I have achieved oneness with the road - Please dial 911 for me" - Unknown

"A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness." James E. Starrs, The Literary Cyclist

"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom."
-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile


 current weight: 128.0 
 
137
132.75
128.5
124.25
120


GWBACH
GWBACH's Photo SparkPoints: (121,718)
Fitness Minutes: (183,476)
Posts: 6,395
2/6/12 9:04 P

GWBACH's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
foam roller


"The future ain't what it used to be"
Yogi Berra
Life is full of obstacle illusions.
-- Grant Frazier



 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
6.95
13.9
20.85
27.8


DAKOTACAT
DAKOTACAT's Photo Posts: 800
2/6/12 8:35 P

DAKOTACAT's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
anyone know of a quick stretch or exercise i can do to loosen up my hamstrings? i do a static 30-second stretch twice a day, but it doesn't seem to be be helping much. thanks

Cathy


 current weight: 128.0 
 
278
240.5
203
165.5
128


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Master Runners-40 and over General Team Discussion Forum Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14917x46456154

Review our Community Guidelines