Don’t Ever Stretch Your Hamstrings! (Unless You Read This) –

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Don’t Ever Stretch Your Hamstrings! (Unless You Read This) -


Guest post by Jason Parsons

Every time I see someone bent over doing a hamstring stretch, a tiny tear forms in the corner of my eye.  No, it isn’t because my allergies are acting up again or because I just chopped up some onions.  You see, this tiny tear was born from the following:

  • Sadness, because I know the person is only making things worse.
  • Anger, that is directed at the massive misinformation that is rampant in EVERY fitness magazine on the shelves.
  • Frustration, knowing that people aren’t born doing the wrong thing and that means somebody had to teach this ridiculous stretch.
  • Confusion, as to why this has been allowed to continue on for so long.

I will be the first one to admit, I don’t like crying in public, not because it’s embarrassing, but rather because I don’t usually carry any tissue with me to wipe away the inevitable snot bubbles I’ll be creating. Nobody likes snot bubbles my friend.

So how am I going to minimize the chance of me crying in reaction to this oft maligned activity?  Well, I figure the best thing to do is whip up this here article giving YOU the reader a little more info so you can do the right thing the next time you are tempted to bend over and touch your toes for no good reason at all.  I like to think of it as me saving the world, one hamstring at a time.

First, let me start with a quote (and NO, this wasn’t said by Albert Einstein):

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it…

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