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How to Do a Hamstring Exercise at the Gym

Learn hamstring exercises from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this Howcast gym workout video.

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Hi guys, this is Max Tapper again for HowCast. And today, I'm going to show you a couple of hamstring exercises. Very, very important, the hamstring. People like to neglect them. But, hamstrings are one of your prime movers in your legs, okay? Very important.

So let me show you what we're going to start off with. First one is going to be a deadlift. I'm going to do a deadlift this time with some dumbbells. And I'm going to show you from the side, so you can see my body positioning, okay?

Alright. Now, very important, your back must always be straight. Never like this as you're going down, always like this. We're going to give ourselves a slight bend in our knee, we're going to allow ourself to go down, from our hips. Slow, until our hamstrings are extending, back up. Slow on the way down, as our hamstrings are extending,back up. Let's do it again.

There,back up. Now, that is one of the excellent exercises that we have for our hamstrings. Go out there and try it.

I'm going to show you the next one. We're going to have you down on the pad. Now, the second exercise that we're going to do is going to be called a bridge. Alright? So we're going to lay down on the floor, have one heel on the floor, and one leg straight out. This is what it's going to look like.

Leg down, leg straight out. Now, we're going to push off of the leg on the floor, thinking of pushing out of your heels. Push, and up. We're going to be targeting our hamstring, our glute, and our lower back at the same time. Nice and slow, and up. And on the opposite leg, we're going to be targeting our quad, and our hip flexors. Slow, and up. Slow, and up.

Alright? So guys, those are two exercises that you definitely should add into your hamstring regiment, and if you're not doing hamstrings, you're doing yourself a big disservice. It's one of the really big muscles that takes a lot of pressure off of your back. Alright? So guys, get out there, play around with these things, and have a good time, but remember, stay safe.

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