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Hamstrings Week 1

We’re going to be working hamstrings in this video series, and I want you to think about working your hamstrings in a way that’s similar to how you work biceps. After all, hamstrings are the biceps of the legs. We’ll only use one exercise for today’s workout—lying leg curls, which also happens to be my favorite for isolating and building hamstrings.

 

NOTES:

* Because hamstrings are not a mirror muscle, meaning you can’t see them while you’re training, you’re going to have to visualize them. I recommend studying an anatomy chart such as the one provided in this series to better understand how your hamstrings are structured.

* Keep the weight you’re lifting in check so that you’re really able to work the target muscles in your hamstrings. I often see people use far too much weight, moving their hips and shifting on the bench rather than using their hamstrings.

* Get in RE-KAGED® immediately after training to help ensure you’re providing your body with the nutrients it needs to recover for tomorrow’s workout as well as your next hamstrings workout the following Monday. 

EXERCISE

COMMENT

Lying leg curls

10 SETS / 10 REPS


Rest for 3 minutes between sets, and stretch out your hamstrings during this break.

 

TIP: Stay focused on your workouts—get off your phone; don’t spend your rest periods chit-chatting with friends, and use your rest periods to stretch your target muscles and stay hydrated.

 

Check out my video for detailed tips on how to perform lying leg curls.

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