4 Potential Consequences of Running With Tight Hamstrings

Running uses all your leg muscles, including the hamstrings. Consisting of tendons and muscles, the hamstrings are located at the back of the thighs, and they work to bend the knee, extend and straighten the hip, and deliver explosive power when you run, jump or climb. Unfortunately, many runners suffer from tight hamstrings. This can be down to genetics, but it's often simply due to a lack of stretching. Tight hamstrings might not sound like a huge deal, but here are just four potential consequences.