Top Hamstring Exercise #2 – Lying Leg Curls
Sure the hamstrings support a lot of standing workouts but you can do some work while lying down to target this muscle group. The movement is minimal and while it’s not the most productive movement for the hamstrings it does specifically target the muscle group. If your workout consists of a number of other hamstring workouts like squats and deadlifts then this workout can help you on lighter days.
Use a machine that will allow you to rest on your stomach. There are specific machines that allow for this workout. Use an adequate weight that will give a long comfortable stretch without overworking the muscle. Be sure not to hyperextend your knee at the bottom of the movement.
Top Hamstring Exercise #3 – Wide Stance Box Squats
The squat provides a great workout to the upper muscles of the legs but you can bolster that with the box squat and your hamstrings will love you for it. This workout is a set of squats done using a box, low bench or stack of plates. The surface should be set so that you finish resting at the position that would normally be the lowest point in the squat.
When performed using a wide stance, a great stress load is placed on the hamstrings. This occurs when you pause on the box at the bottom of the movement and then use your hips to drive forward and up to the top.