Being safe during gymnastics practices and performances requires correct warm-up procedures.  Stretching your hamstrings is an important action so that you don’t injure yourself during your practice and routines.  This video shows a correct way to do this.


Your hamstrings are tendons connected to thigh muscles.  They cross and act on your knees and hips.  As you know, your knees and hips get a big workout in gymnastics moves, so stretching the hamstrings are a key to being safe.