Foam roller: Hamstring release- Women's Running

Foam roller: Hamstring release

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Foam roller: Hamstring release

Tight hamstrings can lead to a variety of injuries, including lower back pain or knee pain. But never fear! the Foam Roller: Hamstring release move is here!


  • Sit with straight legs on the foam roller, with your hands placed behind your body on the floor.
  • Keep the foam roller where your bottom meets your legs.
  • Move your body backwards, to roll the foam roller down towards your knees (never roll over the backs of your knees).
  • Return to the start position.

Be safe

Try to feel where the tightest part of your muscle is, and aim to roll forwards and backwards over this point.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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