5 Minutes to Better Hamstrings – Better Body Friday

 

what are hamstrings

     Better hamstrings are just minutes away with this easy as 1-2-3 exercise plan.  Do these 2 times a week and watch as your hamstrings change right before your eyes!

One Leg Dead Lifts     better leg exercises

(a). Keeping your back straight, lean forward from your hips until your body is almost parallel to the floor, the weights in line with your shoulders

(b). Return to start. That’s 1 rep. Do 12, then switch legs.

Single Leg Squat

exercises for better hamstrings

Sit on a bench with knees at 90 degrees and a straight spine.

Holding a dumbell by its end with both hands, perform a triceps extension by lowering the dumbell, then pushing it back up to the ceiling.

Be sure to keep your elbows pointing straight forward, not flaring out to the sides (source).

Ball Bridge

ball bridge

Step 1 Assume start position as shown by lying on floor, bottom of feet supported on ball.

Step 2 Lift your hips up off the floor and contract your butt and hamstrings.

   You’re just 5 minutes away from better hamstrings.   Who doesn’t have 5 minutes?!!!   Don’t forget that hamstrings have the ability to really alter the way your legs look.  Simple exercises like these can make a huge difference in the long run!   Don’t forget to print and save these!   Take them along in your gym bag and share them with your friends on Facebook!

Adria

CPT, BS, PES, CES

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