Mel Collie | Why are your hamstrings tight?

 Why are your hamstrings tight?

 

A client , a runner, came to see me complaining of tight hamstrings, which was bugging them as stretching them daily before and after a run was a constant concern.

They also had one supinated foot and a pronated foot.
Assessing clients posture showed a posterior tilt, and a swayback posture, and over pronated left foot..
What it means?
Well it can mean the hamstrings are “tight” and feel “tight”. Stretching them feels good to do, but always ends back with “tight” hamstrings..
The funny thing is..hamstrings are tight for a reason.
You can stretch them all you like..
They wont let go because they are doing an awesome job of protecting you…stabilising you..for whatever reason your brain deems fit
Could be for glutes
Could be for the neck extensors
Could be for quadratus lumborum (love the name of that muscle!)

What to do about it?

After using NKT protocols to assess muscle patterns, the hamstings were overworking for the glutes.

Checked the relationship between them to be sure, and then spent about a minute foam rolling the hamstrings followed by 5 reps of strengthening the glute max.

Happy client.
Got back pain?
Got tight hamstrings?
Get an NKT specialist to check out the relationship between them
Could just be a little bit surprised what shows up…
I always am..

Mel

www.melcollie.com

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