Do Squats Work Your Hamstrings?

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Key Points: Do barbell back squats work your hamstrings? Depending on who you ask, you are bound to get different answers. My answer? Not really. The idea that your hamstrings are important for your squat has been around for decades, but is slowly losing ground as new research disproves it. Sure, your hamstrings contribute to … Read more

The Best Glutes and Hamstrings Workout (5 Exercises)

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Everyone wants a firm and shapely butt and hamstrings. Developing these powerhouse muscles takes hard work and a dedicated workout plan. If you provide the hard work, this glutes and hamstrings workout gives you the tools to sculpt the perfect posterior. Whether you’re an athlete seeking to enhance performance, a fitness enthusiast looking to strengthen … Read more

The 10 Best Hamstring Exercises for Muscle & Strength

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If you want to build big and powerful thighs, you need to train your hamstrings. Your hamstrings are the muscles on the back of your legs, that, when well-developed, create a curved “sweep” along your back thigh. For athletic purposes, strong hamstrings play a key role in sprinting, walking, and lifting. In this article, we’ll … Read more

The 5 Best Barbell Hamstring Exercises to Build Muscle

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Do you want to build stronger, more powerful hamstrings that can handle anything life throws your way? Do you want to effectively and quickly pack more meat on the back of your legs? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we will explore the best barbell hamstring exercises that can … Read more

Posterior Chain: Which Deadlift Variation Is the Best?

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The Romanian deadlift and the stiff-legged deadlift are two of the most popular hamstring exercises. They also work your glutes and your lower back effectively. In this article, you’ll find out which exercise activates your posterior chain muscles the most effectively, according to a new study. Deadlift Anatomy The deadlift is one of, if not … Read more

Stiff-Legged Deadlifts vs Nordic Curl for Hamstring Growth?

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Key Points: *** Which exercise is the best for preventing hamstrings strain injuries? And which is the best for growing your hamstrings muscle size? In this article, I’ll briefly review a new study on hamstrings training, performed on elite Brazilian rugby players. I first discovered this study through the newsletter MASS, for which we are … Read more

Leg Workout With Dumbbells at Home

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No training equipment? That’s no reason to skip leg day! Commercial gyms are filled with various training equipment for your lower body muscles, but you can build your quads, hamstrings, and glutes using only dumbbells. StrengthLog’s Leg Workout With Dumbbells is everything you need: the best dumbbell leg exercises for the best possible results. You … Read more

Romanian Deadlift vs. Squat vs. Hip Thrust: Comparison of Muscle Activity

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Which exercise is more effective for activating your glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps: The squat, the Romanian deadlift, or the barbell hip thrust? This was examined in a study from 2018. Eight men with at least one year of strength training experience were recruited to perform the aforementioned exercises while electrodes were attached to their vastus … Read more