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.