Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris, Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus) Exercises

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Exercises


Squats with Band
Summary

Squats are one of the best exercises for the legs, buttocks and many other stabilizing muscle groups. This is a variation that uses the exercise band as opposed to free weights or no weights or resistance. If you would like to vary the challenge of this exercise try changing the strength of the exercise bands you are using.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Calf Stretch
Summary

This is one of the most effective and simplest calf stretches.

  • Muscle Group: Calves
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
The Genie
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the quads.

  • Muscle Group: Quads
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength
Dumbbell Rows
Summary

This is a great free weight exercise for your back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Free Weights
  • Categories: Strength
Dumbbell Triceps Kickbacks
Summary

This is a simple free weight triceps exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Forearms (Wrist), Triceps
  • Equipment: Free Weights
  • Categories: Strength
Hamstring Stretch
Summary

Good stretch for the hamstrings.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches, Pilates
Seated 'V' Stretch
Summary

This is a modified version of the seated V stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Groin: Inner Thigh
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Seated 'V' Stretch - Single Leg
Summary

This is a hard stretch for those less flexible, but great for the hamstring and low back muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hamstrings, Back: Lower
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Hip Extensions with Straight Knee
Summary

This exercise is great for working the glutes (buttocks).

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
Hip Extension with Bent Knee
Summary

This exercise is designed to work your buttocks.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
Bridges with Side Kick
Summary

This simple exercise is designed to work your glutes (buttocks), hamstrings and low back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance, Pilates
Bridges
Summary

This exercise focuses on working the buttocks and thigh muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Swimming
Summary

This is a quick and easy exercise to work your lower back and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Superman
Summary

This is a simple and fun exercise to work your lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Ankle on the Knee Glute Stretch
Summary

This is a simple glute stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches