Hamstrings (Biceps Femoris, Semimembranosus, Semitendinosus) Exercises

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Exercises


Toe-Touch Hamstring Stretch
Summary

This is a basic hamstring stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hamstrings, Back: Lower
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches
Forward Lunges
Summary

This exercise is designed to work both your quads and your glutes. It is great to do before any kind of sport involving running, or just at the gym.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hamstrings, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
Standing Squats (No Weights)
Summary

This exercise is designed to strengthen the legs and gluteal muscles. The squat is a great overall exercise that requires many stabilizing muscle groups as well.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Strength, Balance, Dynamic Warm-Up
2 Person Lower Back Stretch
Summary

This stretch focuses mainly on the lower back. It is done with 2 people and is great after any sport or workout.

  • Muscle Group: Back: Lower
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
2 Person Inner Thigh Stretch
Summary

This stretch is great if you are working out with another person, or stretching before a team sport. It requires two people, but helps to stretch out the inner thigh and also the back muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Groin: Inner Thigh
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Hip Flexor Stretch on Knees
Summary

This exercise is great after a warm up. It helps stretch the glutes and hamstrings of the front leg, and the hip flexors and quads of the back leg.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Buttocks, Groin: Inner Thigh, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Groin, Lower Back, and Hamstring Stretch
Summary

This exercise is designed to stretch the groin, lower back, and hamstrings

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Groin: Inner Thigh
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Hamstring and Lower Back Stretch
Summary

This exercise is designed to work your hamstring, but also stretches the lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Back: Lower
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches, Pilates
Crunches on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a simple crunch exercise on the ball.

  • Muscle Group: Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Dumbbell Reverse Flies
Summary

This exercise focuses mainly on the rear shoulder (posterior deltoid) and on the upper back muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Rear, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Free Weights
  • Categories: Strength

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