March 10, 2023 1 min read

These hamstring exercises will help you build lower body strength and the back of your thighs strength.

Your lower body contains some of your biggest muscles including your glutes, hamstringsand quads. Your hamstrings are a posterior muscle group (posterior meaning the back side), located at the back of your thigh. Hamstring muscles play a big role in stabilizing your knee, strong hamstrings make everyday tasks and movement easier, helping improve your posture, mobility and performance, while reducing your risk of injury.

Best Exercises to Strengthen your Hamstring

Kettlebell Swing

 Performing a kettlebell swing correctly is all about the hips, and the hamstring muscles. Kettlebell swings can increase cardiovascular health and improve your hip hinging form. 

Bulgarian split squat

Bulgarian split squat is a great exercise for building hamstring strength while also minimizing strain on the lower back.

Sumo Squat

Make this exercise easier by using just your bodyweight. The sumo squat activates muscle groups throughout your lower body, including your hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes, and lower-back muscles. By activating your core muscles, the sumo squat can increase your stabilization during everyday activities.

Romanian Deadlift

The Romanian deadlift targets your posterior chain, including your hamstrings, glutes and spinal erectors. It also helps you strengthen the lower back and calves.

Hamstring Curl

Hamstring curls, also known as leg curls, are isolation exercises that target the hamstring muscles on the backs of your legs. Hamstring curls can help you build strong hamstrings and work muscles throughout your lower body.