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Hamstring Exercises

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What do I need to know about hamstring exercises?

Hamstring exercises help strengthen and stretch the muscles that support your lower back, hips, and knee. This decreases pain, improves movement, and lowers your risk for another injury.

What do I need to know about exercise safety?

How do I perform stretching exercises?

Ask your healthcare provider or physical therapist how often to do these stretches:

How do I perform strengthening exercises?

Always do strengthening exercises after you stretch. As you get stronger, your healthcare provider or physical therapist may tell you to you add weights or more repetitions to your strengthening exercises. He or she will tell you how much weight to use.

When should I call my doctor or physical therapist?

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