BR - Central Straight Leg Extension


Central Straight Leg Extension (Beginner)

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Start Stretch HerePosition One
Central Straight Leg Extension - Starting Stretch Position
Stretching happens throughout the movement, not just at the end position.
Continuously resist while moving from position one into position two.
End Stretch HerePosition Two
Central Straight Leg Extension - Ending Stretch Position
Continue to resist in position two. You won’t get a stretch without resistance.
Stretching without resistance can lead to injury.

Getting Into Position

Lie down on your back. Bend one leg and straighten the other with a slight bend at your knee. Place both hands behind the thigh of your straightened leg.

Resistance Flexibility Training

Begin in position one and resist while moving into position two.

Start in a seated position with your straightened leg close to the ground. Continuously contract your central hamstrings by extending your thigh down toward the ground while you pull your thigh toward your chest to stretch.

Resistance Strength Training

Begin in position two and resist while moving into position one.

Start with your thigh near your chest. Contract your hamstrings by extending your thigh down toward the ground as your hands slow down this movement to provide strength training.


Natural breathing is the best way to breathe when Resistance Stretching. Your body knows how to breathe, you simply have to let it show you. Learn more...


This type of stretch can help to increase the flexibility and strength of the muscles on the back of your hips, legs, feet, torso, neck, and head. This stretch can also improve the health of your brain and central nervous system. Psychologically, this type of stretch can develop your mastery, problem solving skills, trust, responsibility, and civility while dismantling paranoia.

This exercise can improve the following kinetic movement pattern...
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