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People say that with leg stretches, you are supposed to feel it in your muscles. When I do leg stretches…?

by admin on November 24, 2009

But when I do leg stretches it hurts behind my knee. Why is that? What can I do to eliminate it? If I can’t get rid of it, are there any ways I can stretch my legs without hurting my knee? (p.s. it has been like this for as long as I can remember, no recent or past injuries has caused this) Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Hi

This is a very ormal thing to experience, nothing is wrong with youre knee, except that your tendos are very inflexible.

The hamstring, behind your knee, is the one that hurts.

The only way you can get rid of this pain is by sucking it up and streching. Literally sucking it up.

You want to breath deeply and as you exhale you slowly stretch your leg. Pause, keep the stretch, breath in depply, then with the exhale, go a little further and strecth this muscle a little more. You will get the most improvement in your flexibility if you hold the stretch for a minute at a time, breathing and stretching a little bit more each breath.

It will hurt behind your knee, like I said, this is a normal thing.

No pain no gain.

If you do this every morning or night, oneminute for each leg. Then by the end of the week you will noticea huge improvemnt.

However, like all things, if you stop stretching, you will find that your inflexibility return alarmingly rapidly

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