What have you all found to be the best method to improve hamstring flexibility? I have always had tight hamstrings, even in elementary school (always failed the sit-and-reach test), and I’ve never been able to improve my hamstring flexibility much.
I did martial arts for awhile and I was at my most flexible then but was still not able to kick above waist height without bending my back. We did a lot of static stretches in class as well as kicking, which probably falls under dynamic stretching.
I want to improve my hamstring flexibility because I can only half-squat at best and I have trouble doing a deadlift from the floor as well. I would also like to do hanging leg raises with my legs pointed straight out instead of with bent knees.
What can I do to make my hamstrings more flexible?