Leg Workout With Dumbbells at Home

leg workout with dumbbells

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

Posterior Chain: Which Deadlift Variation Is the Best?

posterior chain romanian deadlift

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

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

Romanian deadlift muscle activity

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

Stiff-Legged Deadlifts vs Nordic Curl for Hamstring Growth?

Stiff-legged deadlift

Key Points: Elite rugby players were assigned to train either the stiff-legged deadlift or Nordic hamstring curl twice weekly for five weeks. Muscle fascicle length and muscle thickness in the biceps femoris tended to increase more in the Nordic curl group than in the stiff-legged deadlift group. Both groups increased eccentric hamstrings strength to a … Read more

Do Squats Work Your Hamstrings?

Squats hamstring muscles

Key Points: Hamstring muscle activity in the squat is low compared to exercises like good mornings, stiff-legged deadlifts, and leg curls. Squat training twice a week for 10 weeks yielded no muscle growth in the hamstrings (~0.6%), while the muscle volume of the quads, glutes, and adductors all increased by 5–7%. From a biomechanical standpoint, … Read more