About Your Hamstring Muscles
The Hamstrings are actually comprised of three separate muscles: the Biceps Femoris, Semitendinosus and Semimembranosus.
These muscles originate just underneath the Gluteus Maximus on the pelvic bone and attach on the tibia.
The Hamstrings are primarily fast-twitch muscles, responding to low reps and powerful movements.
Hamstring Muscle Functions
The primary functions of the Hamstrings are knee flexion (bringing the heel towards the buttocks) and hip extension (moving the leg to the rear).
An example of knee flexion is the leg curl exercise and an example of hip extension is the stiff-legged deadlift exercise.
Hamstring Muscles Exercises
Lying Leg Curls
Stiff Legged Deadlift
Seated Leg Curls
Standing Leg Curls
Barbell Good Mornings
Stiff Legged Dumbbell Deadlift
Stability Ball Leg Curl
Stability Ball Hip Extensions
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