How to Massage the Hamstrings

Tight hamstrings are a common source of pain and can affect many areas of the body. The hamstrings affect the lower back muscles and leg muscles and can even contribute to sciatica pain. These large muscles are often sore after a long workout. The MyoBuddy Pro percussive massager provides a quick and easy way to release the hamstring muscles and avoid shortening and tightness in the region. Watch the video below for instructions on how to massage these muscles with the MyoBuddy.

About the Hamstrings

In human anatomy, a hamstring is any of the three tendons contracted by three posterior thigh muscles (semitendinosus, semimembranosus and biceps femoris). The term is often also used to refer to the muscles themselves. The hamstring tendons make up the borders of the space behind the knee; the muscles are involved in knee flexion and hip extension.

In quadrupeds, the hamstring is the single large tendon found behind the knee or comparable area.