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2006/07/16 22:58:11 (permalink)
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Hamstring Training

hey all, question for everyone. My physique is coming on pretty good, every bodypart is generally in proportion to one another except for my hamstrings. anyone want to share there hamstring routine with me for ideas, mostly just interested in exercises themselves not the sets or reps that you preform yourself. thanks.
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    big_mal
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/16 23:02:01 (permalink)
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    SLDLs.

    but i think you should post this thread in a different section.
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/16 23:29:14 (permalink)
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    anytime i do SLDL my lower back seems to do a lot of the work, prob just poor technique on my part
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/17 00:05:48 (permalink)
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    sldl works my backa bit too, But it hammers the hamstring. If its not, then form is prolly the issue.
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/17 16:49:32 (permalink)
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    check out romanian deadlifts if sldl are working your lower back to much
    also if you want another big compound movement for your hams try sumo leg presses . you should also try doing deadlifts of a raised platform
    or with smaller diamater plates for you back workout to get a little extra workfor them
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/17 18:12:42 (permalink)
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    squat on smith machine with feet 11-16 inches infront of the bar are supposed to hit the hams and quads at a more equal/ ham dominate ratio haven't had a chance to try this yet though

    and leg press with feet high up on the plate invole the hams a little more

    deep squats also

    and leg curls
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/17 18:27:32 (permalink)
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    I would say SLDL or Romanian Deadlifts will do the job. I prefer Romanian Deadlifts using the bottom pins of the power rack.

    I really want to try Glute Ham Raises but I can't find anywhere which sells them over here and they tend to be very expensive for what they are.
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/17 19:43:39 (permalink)
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    forgive me if im wrong but the physiology of how the hamstrings works is very simalar to the biceps of the arm. so that would suggest that movements such as leg curls would target the hamstrings the most out of all the exercises mentioned above. once the quadriceps become part of the exercise, eg, squats, i think that the hamstring will only assist and will never really grow from squatting exercises alone. to try make my point a little bit clearer, during tricep workouts my biceps never become sore enough for me to be happy that i have worked them efficently. but still i will try some of the exercises listed above because the "experts" who tell us this information made indeed be wrong.
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/17 20:30:43 (permalink)
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    dont forget when your doing say skull your using like 2 muscle groups, but when you squat you use pacticaly every muscle.

    hams/glutes come into play when your upper body moves forward-and back to erect in the deep squat , but obviously quads are the main muscle in play

    personally i do squats , then leg curls , and then calves and my hams grow nicely

    with the smith machine idea, i was reading about it the other day, not quite sure how affective it is though. worth a try though i would say
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/19 00:09:32 (permalink)
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    i tried SLDL yesterday, hams are tight today. got a pro bb called will harris to watch my form, i was basically going through to much of a range of motion.
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/19 00:16:48 (permalink)
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    Leg curls. Reps low and weight high.
    I've tried SLDLs at various times and never really got on with them. Maybe I was using too much range too.
    Can you describe how you changed it?
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    RE: Hamstring Training 2006/07/19 04:03:27 (permalink)
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    i was on a raised platform as i normally would be, was doing 5/7 reps. on the way down i was going almost bar to the platform, on the way up, stopping about 20 maybe even 30 degrees from standing straight. no knee lock what so ever, not even close. during the whole exercise, head up, eyes looking forwards and back as flat as possible. try it out and let me know how it goes.
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