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3 Reasons Why You Should Try Pilates for Tight Hamstrings

tight hamstrings Oct 05, 2020

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Pilates for Tight Hamstrings

Although basic hamstring stretches may seem like the obvious solution for your tight hamstrings, they seldom create lasting change. That is because for many of us, our range of motion is often hampered by imbalance in the connected muscles and joints, rather than actual tightness of the hamstring muscle group.

Unlike static stretches, Pilates training incorporates a variety of movements that can improve strength, flexibility and body awareness in all of the muscles around the hamstrings. This integrated support to the surrounding muscles and tissues has been shown to increase hamstring flexibility in people who practice Pilates. There are also other reasons you should try Pilates if you’re dealing with hamstring tightness (or any other muscle tightness!).

Reason #1: Pilates Supports Your Everyday Movement

One of the reasons Pilates is so beneficial for hamstring flexibility is because it stretches and strengthens the...

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