The static hip hinge stretch is an effective way to stretch the medial hamstrings from a standing position.

  • Stand with the feet about shoulder width apart, feet facing forward and hands on the hips as shown. Keep the ears in line with the shoulders.
  • Perform a hip hinge by bending forward at the waist while keeping the spine straight from hips to head. A slight bend in the knees is ok to alleviate pressure on the lower back. 
  • Bend forward until you feel a stretch in the hamstrings (back of upper legs). 
  • Hold for 20-30 seconds. 
  • Slowly return to starting position.