Exercises: Hamstrings

Fit-U-Strength-Hamstrings

The exercises in the pics are:

  • Seated Hamstring Curls
  • Lying Hamstring Curls

Some Key Points:

  • Heaviest weight you can handle with good form, for full range of motion
  • Choose a weight that you can perform for 30-50 seconds depending on your desired goal
  • Keep continuous tension on the muscles throughout the movement
  • Do not rest at the bottom of the movement
  • With hamstrings, a steady uniform movement to a FULLY contracted state is optimal
  • Your hamstrings may burn after a few sets, safely work through that burn if the pain is not acute from an injury standpoint, but rather a product of lactic acid build up
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