This low-impact exercise lengthens the hamstring to stabilize your balance and improve your walking ability.
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Performing the Exercise
What muscles does this stretch?User ContributorThis exercise mainly stretches your hamstrings (inner thigh) and calf muscles. They are both very useful in ballet.
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- The benefits of these exercises are increased strength and flexibility in your hamstrings and calf muscles.
- To make this exercise less challenging you can put your hands on the surface of a table or desk if you feel too much discomfort with them on your lower back. Remember to keep your back arched throughout the stretch, however, or it won't be as effective.
- Potential injuries that may be incurred if this exercise is performed incorrectly are back and leg muscle strains.