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Favorite hamstring exercises?16075

headoverheels143 private msg quote post Address this user
I am very quad dominant and am trying to really target my hammies about twice a week. Any suggestions on exercises that will really stimulate growth? Thanks!
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I'll name a few.

GHR, Good morning, Single leg SLDL, SLDL.
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
Lying leg curl
Seated leg curl

Is that you in your profile pic? You compete?
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Rawsteel private msg quote post Address this user
Hamstrings main function is to perform a knee flexion so the most effective exercises for the hams are leg curls, and the best leg curl is the seated one where the hips are in a flexed position.
Sebastian has a great video about ham training below that i recommend you to watch.

PS, my favorites are romanian deadlifts and seated leg curls.

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headoverheels143 private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks guys!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by headoverheels143
Thanks guys!


Ummmm I think @wannabemusc asked you a question. Pls respond.
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headoverheels143 private msg quote post Address this user
Thought it was obvious by my pictures. But yes I do in fact compete.
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
Hahaha yeah I went into your profile after I posted. Hot stuff in there! Strange you come here asking us for advice.
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It's less about the exercises you choose and more about the volume- especially for females, who tend to be more quad dominant in particular. In general, due to higher susceptibility of ACL injury, females need to do 20-30% greater volume for hams than quads. As noted above, leg curls and glute-ham raises are better than deads or good mornings, but all of these can be useful. -3X
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headoverheels143 private msg quote post Address this user
Did not know that!! Cant wait to go heavier! Thanks @eknight
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Volume- sets and reps- not intensity- weight. -3X
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Volume- sets and reps- not intensity- weight. -3X


Agree with this. Intensity is measured by a % of your 1RM anyways, right? Never met someone who doesn't grow from volume.
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headoverheels143 private msg quote post Address this user
Really encouraging, Cant wait to hit legs tomorrow!!
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ErickFromOmaha private msg quote post Address this user
Straight legged deads is my favorite
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