Tip: Train Your Hamstrings At The Hip & The Knee For Best Results

Tip: Train Your Hamstrings At The Hip & The Knee For Best Results

The hammies are involved in both knee flexion and hip extension. For knee flexion, you are looking at exercises like the seated hamstring curl and glute ham raise.

For hip extension you are looking at exercises such as stiff leg deadlifts and deadlifts.

It’s important you train the hamstrings with BOTH. Don’t be one of those people that does a few hamstring curls and calls it a day; be sure to train them both in knee flexion an hip extension.

Do Both Knee Dominant & Hip Dominant Exercises For Maximum Results.

This will translate better into both improved performance in sports and also in making your hamstrings look awesome.

1. They are knee flexors.

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2. They’re also hip extensors.

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For maximum results you want to be sure to train your hamstrings at the hip joint and the knee joint.

For Hip Dominant Exercise You Can Do:

  • Deadlifts
  • Stiff Leg Deadlifts
  • Single Leg RDL’s
  • Good Mornings

 

 

For Knee Dominant Exercises You Can Do:

  • Hamstring Curl Machine
  • Hamstring Curl With Dumbell
  • Leg Curls Using TRX
  • Leg Curls Using Stability Ball

 

 

Be sure to do a mixture of hip dominant and knee dominant exercises for maximum development, strength and movement.

Coach Rob
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