THE REASON YOUR HAMSTRINGS ARE SOOOOOO TIGHT
HERE IS WHY YOUR HAMSTRINGS ARE SO TIGHT
For every muscle in your body, there is one opposite (ie think for each one that pushes, there is one that pulls)
When one muscle gets used too much, it is almost like that over-bearing co-worker that shows up to work and tries to do e v e r y t h i n g, leaving you with nothing left to do. While that might seem appealing at times, for your body this begins to be a problem.
Those of us with tight hip flexors (front of hip) generally tend to have tight hamstrings as well. Here is why:
The hip flexors get short from many hours of siting or too much work from exercise (ie bike riding, running, squatting, etc) which basically puts the glutes out of business. In that flexed hip seated postion, the glutes get stretched out. This makes it hard for them to be used.
This DOESN’T MEAN that we can’t move, it just means that the brain has to figure out another way to get the job done. So the brain esentially asks the hamstrings, which are nearby the glutes to help out. Because the muscles of the butt don’t work right, the muscles of the hamstrings take over and end up doing too much.
THE END IS RESULT IS…..OVER-ACTIVITY AND TIGHTNESS.