insanely tight hamstring

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by randomname, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. randomname

    randomname Professional

    Aug 2, 2005
    to start off, I'm not all that flexible for my age (I'm 20) but for some reason my right hamstring is incredibly tight. my left one feels fine and when I stretch it out, but when I stretch out my left one I cant pull it nearly as far as when I stretch my right hammie, yet it feels like my muscle is about to rip if I pull any harder (and is incredibly painful) the strange thing is there is I've never done anything that would affect one but not the other, and I've never had any major injury to any muscle. Also, I dont know exactly what a pulled muscle is supposed to feel like, but I think I did it once to my hamstring while stretching it out, it hurt for the rest of the day and I was trying to hit (bad idea) and while I had so-so side to side movement, I was barely jogging when I tried to move up and down the court.
  2. superman1

    superman1 Legend

    Jan 9, 2006
    Try doing kicks to stretch it out and warm it up, then do hamstring stretches. You're not supposed to do static stretches on "cold" muscles.
  3. Klatu Verata Necktie

    Klatu Verata Necktie Hall of Fame

    Jul 4, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    Sounds like you may have pulled it (muscle strain). Was there a moment where your hamstring tightened up or experienced pain?

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