Tag: hamstrings

Weighted one-leg hip thrust

Easier to set up than the barbell one-leg hip thrust, the weighted one-leg hip thrust is a unilateral isolation exercise that targets your gluteus maximus.

Twisting hip extension

Target your hamstrings and obliques using the twisting hip extension, an isolation exercise. Your gluteus maximus and adductor magnus act as synergists.

Standing cable hip extension

Isolate your gluteus maximus and hamstrings with the standing cable hip extension, a unilateral isolation pull exercise. You will need ankle straps.

Twisting hyperextension

The twisting hyperextension is a compound bodyweight exercise that targets your erector spinae, hamstrings, and obliques. Your glutes act as synergists.

One-leg hyperextension

Target your hamstrings and erector spinae (spinal erectors) with the one-leg hyperextension. You gluteus maximus and adductor magnus act as synergists.

Barbell hip thrust

Arguably the king of all glute exercises, the barbell hip thrust is known to activate the gluteus maximus more than any other exercise, including the squat!

Kettlebell swing

A compound exercise, the kettlebell swing is great for cardio circuits, developing functional strength, and strengthening your posterior chain muscles.

Kneeling cable hip extension

The kneeling cable hip extension is an isolation exercise that targets your gluteus maximus. Your hamstrings assist as synergists.

Barbell kneeling squat

The barbell kneeling squat activates the glutes more than does any other squat variation! However, use it sparingly because it's not good for your knees.

Dumbbell leg curl

The dumbbell leg curl is useful for working your hamstrings when you don't have access to a leg curl machine. Learn how to make it as effective as possible.

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