If you’re looking for an easier way to stretch your hamstrings without needing the help of a partner, you may want to invest in a device that’s easy to use all by yourself. To help you narrow down your options, we curated some of the best hamstring stretching devices you can buy, from fabric straps to static metal bar styles. Each option we included is lightweight, adjustable and can be taken anywhere on the go. Ahead, read up on our picks.
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1. IdealStretch Hamstring Stretching Device
You use this lightweight steel contraption lying on your back with one foot between the straps. Your foot should be resting against the plate before you pull the handle to straighten your leg for a good stretch.
Pros: The unit effortlessly divides into two pieces for convenient portable use. It’s easily adjustable to accommodate legs of varying lengths.
Cons: Users over six feet tall may find it a little too short.
2. OPTP Stretch-EZ
Made of comfortable, durable materials, this stretching aid features a cradle design that encompasses the foot and offers multiple strap loops for personalized control.
Pros: It’s also great for on-the-go use and can be worn in three ways to accommodate different stretching positions to target separate muscle groups.
Cons: Some may find it stressful on the toes.
3. CTRL Sports Stretching Strap
For improved stability and greater resistance, this stretching strap is crafted with thick, durable nylon. It’s 8 feet long and provides 12 numbered loops for versatile use.
Pros: It comes with a stretching guide, an e-book with tips for different exercises and handy drawstring bag for storage.
Cons: Some may find it too long.