What is the hamstring muscle?

This is the muscle found on the back of the thigh. It consists of three muscles that help to bend the knee. Two of the muscles help extend the hip.

Why is it so important to stretch this muscle? Hamstring muscles work to hold your child upright when standing and walking. Stretching these muscles is also important to prevent back injuries.

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