Thread: hamstring weakness
8/22/2008 6:16pm, #31
Originally Posted by mrm1775
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This pic shows it better:
If you really want to further workout your hamstring unilaterally, keep pushing the hips and flex the knee further until you torso gets close to touching your quadricep, with the knee flexed around hams parallel. Imagine the last pic with the knee further flexed, the hips further back and the torso closer to the quadricep.
If you don't bend the knee as you simultaneously punch your hips back, you are simply bending off the hip (or worse,the lower back), like a stiff-leg deadlift. Beyond a lengthening stretch of the hamstring, that's all you get when doing it as in the picture.Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.
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8/24/2008 7:31pm, #32
Thanks. I'm going to try them out tonight (conservatively-loaded barbell and bent knee).
Edit: It worked pretty well, although balance was definitely the limiting factor. I expect that to improve with practice.
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