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Big & strong hamstrings?

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Big & strong hamstrings?⭕️

Hamstrings are one of those muscles that can never be too big (perhaps we could say the same thing for every muscle), hence why you should definitely train them.

But How?

😫 with all this “optimal” biomechanic wave, people are now questioning the validity of *any* exercise…

…Don’t worry though, exercises won’t be anything fancy, and in fact chances are you’re already doing great, and you just need to be patient.

Since hamstrings’ primary functions are the flexion of the knee & the extension/slight rotation of the hips, then exercises like Deadlifts, Machine leg curls, good mornings, or even Nordics, (including variations of all the exercises) can be great for hypertrophy.

Interestingly, just like other muscles, even the hamstrings benefit from being trained at their “lengthened position”, where loading the muscles when they’re most stretched is going to be a great idea if you want to maximize results.

This means focusing on loading & stretching the hamstrings via a combination of hip flexion & knee extension in order to provide an optimal stimulus for the muscle.

As always though, what will matter the most will be monitoring important variables, like the right dosage of training Intensity, Volume, and Frequency in order to recover quickly and progress as much as possible.

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