The Forward Fold – also known as the Pike Stretch, Uttanasana, or simply the Standing Toe Touch – is a universal shape trained to improve flexibility, regardless of the discipline or the era. This shape has notable athletic carryover for everything from weightlifting to dance to martial arts. Being able to hinge well at your hips is also key for everyday mobility – it lessens stress on your lowback and allows you to reach down with ease.
This position has a certain simplicity compared to others like the splits. This ‘straightforward’ nature (pun intended) does not mean it lacks nuance. Since the forward fold stretches the entire posterior chain, limitations can be felt not just in the hamstrings, but in other point along your legs or back. Our programming isolates sections of the chain, allowing us to address your unique limiting factors and unlock your flexibility quickly.
Don’t take our word for it, here are the results of dedicated training under the Modern Methods of Mobility: