Originally Posted by canoscan
I'm 19 and I can't touch my toes. I can barely lift a straight leg above my waist. I think I have the tightest hamstrings known to man. What are ways that one could train to become more flexible (not just for hamstrings but a whole body stuff)? And if anyone has an idea, are some people just born with certain muscles tighter than others?
You're wrong. I
have the tightest hamstrings that ever existed. And I know the reason: years of running without proper stretching.
Fortunately, it can be recovered.
I recommend you to read this, first.
And then get yourself a copy of Tom Kurz's "Stretching scientifically"