Hamstring Flossing

The neurodynamic-nerve gliding technique – flossing - is used to increase range of motion and relieve potential stress to the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. When inflamed, it can cause pain and discomfort, ranging from the lateral hip and buttock to the top of the foot. Hamstring Flossing: Lie on your back with your neck and upper back slightly flexed - supported by a cushion. With one leg extended, bend the other leg and bring in toward the chest then extending it up toward the ceiling – causing a comfortable stretch of the hamstring. While holding the stretch, bend your head forward to increase neck flexion, while simultaneously plantarflexing (pointing toes to ceiling) of the working foot. Then, bend your head backward to extend the cervical spine, while simultaneously dorsiflexing (backward) the toes toward head. In both the transition points of toes and neck, hold for a 2-count. Breath normally. Agility is the ability to change direction (COD) rapidly, which improves both game-specific movement and fitness simultaneously.
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