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Standing Toe Touch

Stretching / Very Easy
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Glutes
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How to do the Standing Toe Touch - Learn Proper Standing Toe Touch Form

  1. Step 1: Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart, toes facing forward.
  2. Step 2: Keep your legs straight and your knees slightly bent with your arms extended down by your side. This is your starting position.
  3. Step 3: Keeping your body loose, bend forward at the torso and let your fingers hang down toward your toes.
  4. Step 4: Hold for 20 counts and then return to the starting position.

Standing Toe Touch Variations and Standing Toe Touch Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Do toe touches from a lying down position.
  2. Variation 2: Vary this stretch by adding in alternating toe touch exercises.

Standing Toe Touch Tips

  1. Tip 1: Only reach as far as comfortable and so that you feel the stretch in your hamstrings.
  2. Tip 2: Keep your knees slightly bent throughout to reduce risk of injury.

Standing Toe Touch Records and Standing Toe Touch Statistics from Site Users

Standing Toe Touch - Similar Exercises

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Standing Toe Touch Workout Programs (Workout Plans that use the Standing Toe Touch)

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Standing Toe Touch Muscles Worked

Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
Muscles front back Calves blue Glutes blue Hamstrings orange

Standing Toe Touch Equipment


Standing Toe Touch Training Details

The standing toe touch is a stretching exercise that primarily targets the hamstrings and to a lesser degree also targets the calves and glutes.

The only standing toe touch equipment that you really need is the following: . There are however many different standing toe touch variations that you can try out that may require different types of standing toe touch equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper standing toe touch form is easy with the step by step standing toe touch instructions, standing toe touch tips, and the instructional standing toe touch technique video on this page. The standing toe touch is a n/a exercise for those with a very easy level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the standing toe touch video, learn how to do the standing toe touch, and then be sure and browse through the standing toe touch workouts on our workout plans page!

Standing Toe Touch Sports

Standing Toe Touch Force Type: N/A
Standing Toe Touch Mechanics Type: Isolation
1 Review
  • michaelbrockb
    12 months ago #

    As a beginner, you can definitely feel the effect that this exercise has on your hamstrings. Just keep in mind that the objective isn't to actually touch your toes, but to put activity on your legs. Those that are unable to touch their toes like myself can still benefit from extended periods of time doing this activity. If you're generally new to maintaining fitness, this is a good workout to start with.