Pro Athlete Training – Hamstring Stretching Exercises

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Donna Wilkinson, a linebacker for the world champion Womens Professional Football Team, demonstrates hamstring stretching exercises.

    Donna Wilkinson

    Donna Wilkinson is a Professional Football Player, successful Entrepreneur and a Leading Edge Wellness Consultant. Known as “The Animal,” Donna has been a dominant force on the D.C. Divas Women’s Professional Football Team for the past seven years. Over these seven years Donna has played Defensive End, Fullback, Running Back, Linebacker, Tight End, and Punter. Donna is the 1st woman in league history to rush for over 1000 yards in a season, and led the NWFA in rushing in 2003 with 1,267 yards in 10 games and was the Divas offensive MVP. Donna has led the Divas to 5 straight Division Titles, 4 straight Undefeated Regular Seasons and 1 World Championship! She has been an NWFA All-Star and a Divas Team Captain. In 2003 Donna became the 1st Female in history to win the Washington Pig Skin Club “John W. Posey” Award - professional athlete of the year - also awarded to Jeremiah Trotter, Lavernues Coles, Todd Heap and Ed Reed. Donna engages in earning multiple streams of income. She works with people who are attracting greater prosperity into their lives, and those who want to achieve balance in the Five Pillars of Health (mind, body, family, society & finances). Donna has B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Health Fitness Management from Columbia Union College, and uses a variety of tools including the “Certified Wellness Home” program, the Nightingale/Conant “Lead the Field” program, Breakthrough Wellness Technologies, and her Personal Training background to help people achieve life success.

    Donna Wilkinson: We are now going to go to a hamstring strengthening and stretching exercise. This is going to be a standing straight leg march and I will do it from the sideways to show you want to keep your core strength; you want to have your arms out flat and you are basically going to kick up to touch your arms. Now, you dont want to bend your body forward to reach us. So, you really want to make sure as youre kicking that your body is staying, nice and straight as you do this.

    So, here we go. Nice kick, just kick it up. Keep that core nice and tight as you are moving. Now if you are not kicking up this high in the beginning, dont worry it will come, just nice, gentle stretch on those hamstrings. Touching those toes to the fingers and looking great. So, you should feel really nice stretch in the back of your hamstrings. Really start to loosen those legs up, getting into our workout.