Hamstring Pike Test
Stretching Hamstrings are vital to any runner's mobility but can also help with common running injuries, for example feeling burning behind the knees, or tight mobility. Completing the stretch pike test will show you instantly how stretching improves your mobility.
First complete the test below, followed by a series of stretches, then repeat the test to see the level of improvement.
Hamstring Stretch Pike Test: From a standing starting position, take a deep breath in and slowly bend forward, aiming to touch the ground with your fingertips, hand, or palm of the hand. Take a mental note of how far you can reach and where exactly you feel the tightest on the back of the hamstring.