How do you unlock your hamstring?
There are several techniques to help release the top of the hamstring. The hamstring comes up and attaches right underneath your glute on your tailbone. This area can get very tight, especially when we are doing too much sitting. That can throw off the dynamic of our hips and pelvis.
Releasing the top attachment of the hamstring is important. To do this, you are going to want a large massage ball or a softball, or something that’s fairly firm.
Can I do my own myofascial release?
To do this release you are going to want to be on the floor. Place the ball right under the very top of your leg, and then support yourself into a seated position. From there, you should find a pretty tender spot.
First, gently roll around a little bit from left to right then back and forth. If that doesn’t do the trick, then you might need to sit up a little bit straighter. Once you have found a tender spot, you’re going to hang out here between two and five minutes to let it fully release. There is not a lot of rapid movement.
This technique isn’t about rolling, it is about finding the spot and letting it dissipate. You’re going to want to do both sides and play around a little bit especially with your hip and upper body placement, to make sure you’re getting the most out of this release.
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