🔥TRY THIS HAMSTRING EXERCISE
✅ The most common overlooked muscle group for bodybuilders is the hamstring. The hamstring is often referred to the leg biceps for composing two primary muscles and they are situated at the back of the thigh.
✅ Exercises that primarily target the hamstring are few and far between with more of the hamstring used as a supporting muscle in a number of movements.
🚨 Find the machine. The hamstring curl machine will have stacked weights on one side, a flat bench for your body, and a padded cylinder for you to move with your legs.
🚨 Adjust the lever. Laying on your stomach, the padded cylinder behind you should go on top of your legs. The pad should hit just a few inches below your calf muscles. You can adjust it using the lever until it is in the right spot for your height.
🚨 Keep your torso flat. Tighten your core muscles to help you keep your torso flat on the bench. Ensure your legs are fully stretched in the starting position, and grab the handles in front of your shoulders to steady yourself.
🚨 Exhale and curl. As you breathe out, curl your legs up as far as possible without lifting your upper legs off of the bench. Hold for a second once you reach the fully contracted position.
- If it is too easy or too hard, you can stop and adjust the weight using the stack next to you.
🚨 Inhale and release. As you breathe in, bring your legs slowly back down to your starting position. Repeat for recommended amount of repetitions.