Work out knots and stimulate blood flow in your hamstrings. Technically, this is known as myofascial release. The application of low-intensity pressure forces soft tissues to lengthen over a period of time. Hold in areas where you feel extra tightness before moving further down your leg.

Duration: Do it for 30 seconds to a minute, then switch legs.

Instructions:

  1. Place a foam roller underneath your leg and gently push your body back and forth, from glute to knee.
  2. Do it for 30 seconds to a minute, then switch legs.

Tomorrow: Make it a relaxing back day.


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