Best way to permanently loosen up hamstrings???
I'm a 34 year old female in very good shape, BUT, I have these permanently tight, tight, tight hamstrings! This hugely effects my lower back. On any given day, I can't bend even close to halfway to my toes... however, if I stretch out my hamstrings for about 30 seconds each leg, I can then immediately bend over double with no pain whatsoever.
So... my question is, what's the best way to loosen those tendons up permanently so I don't have to be constantly stretching them out in order to use my BACK? Would pilates be a good bet? Is this a COMMON problem?
Would appreciate your insight... thanks!