Saturday, August 2, 2014

4 Ways to Ease Sore Hamstrings

Massage your hamstrings.
Use a foam roll or massage stick to loosen knots in your muscles.

Mix up your routine.
Try cross training in the pool. A little variation gives your body a break from always doing the same thing and putting stress on the same areas.

Adjust your training volume every third week. 
If you’re a runner, cut your mileage by a third to a half to give your body time to recover. You can still train just as hard.

Strengthen your glutes! 
If your glutes are weak, your hamstrings will have to work overtime to pick up the slack. One idea: Include mini band walks in your workout to strengthen your glutes. Just make sure you’re feeling it in your glutes and not your hamstrings.

Blog post by Farran Jalbert.

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