Hamstring Exercise Guide
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Hamstring is a bodyweight exercise that works your hamstrings.
Hamstring is a great easy move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your legs, lower body and upper legs.
It requires no equipment to do.
How to do Hamstring
Sit down on a chair, stretch one leg forward and place both hands on the bent knee of the opposite leg. Then lean forwards from the hips with a straight back until you feel a stretch down the back of the straight leg. Hold this position for the required duration then switch sides. Keep your breathing normal and back straight.
The biarticulate hamstring muscles [1, 3, 4 ] enter passive insufficiency through the completion of knee extension when the hips are more flexed or through the completion of hip flexion when the knees are more extended. The biarticulate hamstring muscles [1, 3, 4 ] enter active insufficiency through the completion of knee flexion when the hips are more extended (short head of biceps femoris [2 ] becomes more active) or through the completion of hip extension when the knees are more flexed (gluteus maximus becomes more active).
The muscles used for hamstring may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for hamstring are:
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|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength|
|Muscles Worked||Biceps Femoris|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Easy, Simple|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|