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.
2. They’re also hip extensors.
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:
- 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
TRX Hamstring Curls The #trx is a great training tool that has unlimited options. One of my favorite TRX exercises is the hamstring curl. Set the cradles under your heels and have them a few inches off the ground. Bridge your hips up into a reverse plank position. From here focus on curling your heels to your bum and squeeze. Give it a try and let me know how you find it. Coach Rob
Be sure to do a mixture of hip dominant and knee dominant exercises for maximum development, strength and movement.
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Rob King is a Competitive PowerLifter, Coach and Writer.