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    Bodybuilding.com's 10 Highest-Rated Hamstring Exercises

    By: Matt Biss

    If your posterior chain training needs a kick in the ham, this list is for you. Check out our top 10 most effective hamstring exercises—according to you!

    Date Added: May 29, 2013

  • 15 Laws Of Leg Training

    By: Bill Geiger

    Aussie pro Calum von Moger helps turn your chicken legs into meaty thighs with these 15 insider's tips.

    Date Added: Nov 13, 2014

  • How Arnold Built His Legs And Abs

    By: David Robson

    Imagine enduring the grueling pain of a high-volume, heavy-leg workout?then repeating it three times every week. That's how Arnold brought up his legs, which were once considered his biggest weakness. Part 3 of a 4-part series.

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2014

  • Razor-Sharp Physique: Ben Booker's Leg Workout

    By: Contributing Writer

    You'll only go as far as your legs take you. Go further with this strategic plan to build power, size, and endurance!

    Date Added: Apr 12, 2013

  • HRT: Animal Hellraiser Trainer – Hell Workout 2, Quads & Hamstrings

    By: Tom Fuller

    Tom Fuller puts IFBB Pro Mike Van Wyck through the ringer by crushing legs in the most difficult Hell Session.

    Date Added: Nov 4, 2011

  • Lee Labrada's 12 Week Lean Body Trainer - Week 7, Day 7.

    By: Lee Labrada

    We're going to wrap up week 7 with a legs and abs workout. Let's get to it!

    Date Added: Feb 18, 2011

  • One Move For Big Hamstrings: Stiff-Legged Deadlift.

    By: Roger Lockridge

    Do you want massive hamstrings and a strong lower back? Then the stiff-legged deadlift is perfect. Use this exercise with any of the following methods and watch them grow.

    Date Added: Jan 12, 2011

  • ErgoGenix Quantum Body Method: Quads & Hamstrings.

    By: Other Writer

    Episode #4 of the Quantum Body Method. Everyone's favorite day starts with the familiar pyramid set of leg extensions. After another set of leg press using the same scheme, a new technique is introduced: the suicide or rest pause set, and it's time to go big. You can bet you're going to see the "Foster" face after that one. Robert stresses good setup and form on a superset of hack squats and dumbbell squats. Hams are hammered with a cavalcade of seated leg curls with partial reps, step back lunges, lying leg curls, and stiff legged deadlifts. Leg adductors with partial reps are utilized to get that three dimensional development.

    Date Added: Aug 25, 2010

  • Make Those Hamstrings Big!

    By: Roger Lockridge

    Do you want balanced, muscular legs? If you are serious about training, then you need to pay better attention to the back of your thighs.

    Date Added: Jun 16, 2010

  • Train Insane With Kane, Bonus Footage: Legs.

    By: Kane Sumabat

    A compilation of signature Kane techniques for training legs.

    Date Added: Oct 8, 2009

  • The 10 Bodypart Target Training Series: Your Journey Into Creating Cured Hams!

    By: Brad Borland

    Although sometimes difficult to develop, once built, hamstrings can be a serious strength against other competitors. So let's look at the hamstring complex a little closer and get ready to beef up the backs of those legs! Read on.

    Date Added: Aug 13, 2009

  • Scivation Peak Pyramid Training, Episode #5: Legs, Quads, And Hamstrings

    By: Marc Lobliner

    Try out the new adaptive Peak Pyramid Training program from Scivation's Marc Lobliner and Derek Charlebois - 5 sets of decreasing reps on 4 exercises per body part to accompany their Cut Diet. Part 5: Legs, Quads, and Hamstrings!

    Date Added: Jul 9, 2009

  • Tri-Phase Training, Part 3 - Volume: Leg Day, Day 3.

    By: Marc Lobliner

    In this third episode, watch and learn as Scivation's Marc Lobiner and Derek Charlesbois explain Tri-Phase Training, doing a Leg Day volume workout on Day Three!

    Date Added: Feb 21, 2008

  • New Year's Resolution: Mass Building - Hamstrings (Part Seven)!

    By: Richard Choueiri

    Is your New Year's resolution aimed towards gaining overall mass, especially in the hamstrings? Learn and use the most effective methods by utilizing the following hamstring anatomy descriptions, exercises, and workout plan!

    Date Added: Dec 18, 2007

  • Getting Cut With Glass - Episode #6: Hamstrings Workout.

    By: Getting Cut With Glass

    Watch as IFBB Pro Trainer Charles Glass and IFBB World Masters Champion Bob Cicherillo train Adam Kirby (and train you!) on how to Get Cut With Glass! Today's lesson: isolated hamstrings training.

    Date Added: Jun 19, 2007

  • The Best Hamstring Building Tips And Workouts From The Forums!

    By: Matt Weik

    In this article you will learn about the hamstrings and how they function. You will also get some great hamstring building tips and workouts from your peers on the forum. Check them out and see if they would work for you!

    Date Added: Sep 1, 2006

  • The Brit Show With John Berry: Free Hamstring Workout Video!

    By: John Berry

    Watch 26-year-old British natural bodybuilder John Berry train week-by-week for his first bodybuilding competition. Download this week's free hamstring workout video to your computer for future reference, too!

    Date Added: Jul 17, 2006

  • Episode 33: Milos Sarcev's Hamstring Training Tips.

    By: The Fit Show

    Milos Sarcev is back with another episode of The Fit Show. This week we will discuss various exercises and tips that will help you build big, strong hamstrings.

    Date Added: Jul 7, 2006

  • Injuries - Hamstrung By Training Protocols!

    By: Glen Danbury

    The following are some of the key training faux pas that are increasing an athlete's risk of injuring their hamstrings. Learn why many coaches need to get their act together...

    Date Added: Jan 31, 2006

  • Do Weak Hamstrings Destroy Your Physique?

    By: Daniel Przyojski

    The hamstrings can make or break you in a competition. Don't let it happen. Follow these great example exercises to build some very impressive Hamstrings. Learn more now!

    Date Added: Dec 5, 2005

  • Get Huge Hamstrings! Don't Ignore Them.

    By: MuscleTech

    Let's be honest, any back pose isn't complete without having your hamstrings up to speed. Get some great ideas right here about building up your hamstrings.

    Date Added: Aug 17, 2005

  • Want Good Legs? Work Your Hamstrings!

    By: Babyboomers

    In our continuing quest to help baby boomers redefine the process of aging, we are constantly on the lookout for the line that separates a youthful physique from one that is old.

    Date Added: Apr 18, 2005

  • Hamstring Development For Athletes!

    By: John Davies

    Hamstrings are typically worked improperly in most training environments as most gym settings utilize curling style motions in order to isolate them which neglect the insertion points of origin. Learn why and what exercises work for building your hamstrin

    Date Added: Jun 1, 2004

  • Double Your Results Using Varying Workouts: The Upper Legs!

    By: Jon Huston

    Perhaps the most difficult part about training legs is the low success rate for improving size and strength. Hopefully, this article will give you a few ideas to improve your overall size in the upper legs...

    Date Added: Apr 5, 2004

  • Hamstring Paradigm!

    By: Charles Poliquin

    Understanding the functions of each of the hamstring muscles is the first step towards devising an effective hamstring workout. Learn why!

    Date Added: Feb 20, 2004

  • Wheels Of Steel: Exercises To Pack On Size!

    By: Jamie Hale

    Bench press worshipers and curl fanatics will cringe when they hear the words leg workout, but nothing looks more ridiculous than a guy whose arms are bigger than his legs. The legs are the foundation of the body.

    Date Added: Apr 18, 2003

  • Hammer Your Hamstrings!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    How often do you START a training session with Hamstrings? Nonetheless, the hamstrings make up for a large part of our total leg volume. So, in conclusion, there's no excuse NOT to train hamstrings, whether YOU can see them or not!

    Date Added: Apr 17, 2003

  • Uncharted Leg Routines To Pack On SIZE.

    By: Mike Mahler

    As hard as exercises such as squats and deadlifts are, one or the other is necessary to increase leg size tremendously in the minimum amount of time. Here are two leg specialization programs to get you started.

    Date Added: Mar 24, 2003

  • Building Huge Legs: The True Sign Of A Bodybuilder

    By: Jonathan Stehlik

    Normal people just do not understand where we bodybuilders come from when we explain to them how much we enjoy standing out from the average and training to look like Greek statues. Learn why bodybuilders go to the extreme!

    Date Added: Feb 3, 2003

  • Training The Upper Legs!

    By: Jon Huston

    Fully developing the legs is perhaps one of the most difficult and most seldom accomplished feats among bodybuilders. Learn why and how to get huge Mike Platz legs!

    Date Added: Jan 23, 2003

  • A Half-Dozen Great Ham and Quad Builders!

    By: Ron Harris

    There are so many underdeveloped lower bodies in the gyms of the world. Is it because good leg equipment is so hard to find? On the contrary, most facilities have rows of sturdy racks and machines with which to forge fantastic wheels.

    Date Added: Sep 13, 2002

  • Hamstring Training 101

    By: David Knowles

    To me, nothing looks worse onstage than when a guy or girl has great quads and shitty hamstrings. However, and believe me, full and developed hamstrings turn heads when it's time to turn around for the judges.

    Date Added: May 7, 2002

  • Your Hams Suck!

    By: Ron Harris

    Like some of you, I have taken great pride in my quad development and strength. From the front, I always felt my legs could stand next to just about anybody's.

    Date Added: Apr 5, 2002

  • Review of "The Kill"

    By: Chris Meraz

    On my way to the gym I started getting a bit nervous. Because, I have never tried a workout like this before and I knew that pain was in store for me, just not how much.

    Date Added: Mar 27, 2002

  • Eye-Popping Hams

    By: Phano Som

    If you want eye-popping hamstrings, then you better be prepared to work yourself into the ground.

    Date Added: Mar 9, 2002

  • The Kill Leg Workout

    By: Mitch Hodge

    A great leg workout is like 10 chest workouts as far as pain and focus are concerned. I know it sounds scary, and maybe right now you're thinking that sweat pants in the summer's not that bad after all.

    Date Added: Mar 8, 2002

  • Legs - Quads and Hams

    By: Aaron Ciak

    Well lets talk about the most neglected part of the human body. THE LEGS. Now when I talk about legs here I am going to concentrate on the quadriceps and hamstrings.

    Date Added: Mar 8, 2002

  • Monster Quads and Bulbous Hamstrings

    By: Alton Hare

    This is THE program to build leg mass AND superhuman strength at the same time. Given, it will not happen overnight, patience must be employed so that you do not hurt yourself.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • The Bottom Of The X: Leg Training

    By: Alton Hare

    If you're just starting leg training, you'll have to start slow, though, doing less work then you feel capable of. But, each week take it a little farther, little closer to failure, until you're at a full-out hardcore session, bringing your body to total exhaustion and if you have the guts, beyond.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Leg Training

    By: Joe Corleone

    Aside from looking good, well developed legs will help you in just about any sport since they are an integral source of power.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Lower Body Training

    By: Michael Pope

    Believe it or not the lower body is the hardest part of the body to tone. So here I have written a few exercises that have proved to work for myself and others. But it's not just exercising that does the miracle, as always a well balanced diet is in need.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Meat Slab Legs

    By: Brian Lane

    Have you ever wanted to have those defined legs, with slabs of meat on them, looking like a photo in your science book? For example, legs like Tom Platz.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Monster Legs

    By: Big Red

    Let's talk a little about one of the most neglected muscles by teen bodybuilders, the legs. No matter where you go, you'll see a lot of guys with well-developed upper bodies, but pigeon legs.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Crazy Legs!

    By: Bryan Locke

    Within the next few months, I will have a complete set of articles, each one dedicated to a different muscle group.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • How to Build Huge Legs

    By: Nathan Underhill

    You see most of the guys in the gym walking around in their muscle shirts to show off their huge arms and then they are wearing wind pants or whatever to cover up their chicken legs.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Lunging

    By: Sherry Gideons

    The key to success with Freestyle is an emphasis for the legs and glutes. These exercises burn maximum calories, shape and define a greater percentage of your total mass and provide phenomenal cardiovascular benefits.

    Date Added: Feb 20, 2002

  • Power Rack Training Part II: The Squat and Deadlift

    By: Curtis Dennis

    Last time, I discussed how using the power rack for a better bench. I hope you all are using them well. This time, we will use the squat and deadlift. These are most likely the most feared exercises in the gym. Most people can't do either one or none of the exercises.

    Date Added: Jan 29, 2002

  • Weak Links!

    By: Josh Henkin

    It seems that most articles written today are trying to improve your bench press. However, if you want real success in the gym, whether it be increasing strength, losing bodyfat, or gaining muscle, you will also have to be proficient in other exercises like pull-ups, squats, deadlifts, and other complex movements. Here are some common weak points that people have and how to get them up to par.

    Date Added: Dec 31, 2001

  • Squat Supplements

    By: Curtis Schultz

    Squats are the main diet for the powerlifter, Olympic lifter, football player, track & field competitor and every other competitive athlete. But there are many assistant exercises that deliver that extra for squat strength and quad development.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Problems When Working The Legs

    By: Dorian

    Ever hear someone say that, or even feel that way yourself? Of course if you say no, then you must not be working them hard enough. The problems associated with working the legs are many, but we will touch on only a few here.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • ICE Quads

    By: Big Cat

    But you know what looks really stupid though? A guy with 18-inch guns, a barrel-shape chest, flaring lats and cannonball delts that suspends his body on toothpick legs.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • The Way I Turned My Bird Legs Into Tree Trunks

    By: Todd Blue

    When I first started training I really didn't think that I had any chance of developing big legs. My legs were only 19" and by looking at my dad's I really wondered if I had the genetics to develop monster sized quads.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Hamstrings: Exercises, Anatomy And Tips!

    By: Contributing Writer

    Find out what exercises work best for your Hams! The smarter you are, the bigger you'll get!

    Date Added: Jan 9, 2001

  • Anatomy And Exercises Main Page

    By: Contributing Writer

    Learn about the different muscles of the body and what exercises work them. Find out how to do them with our full guides!

    Date Added: Jan 5, 2001

  • Tree-Trunk Legs!

    By: Joe Hagy

    I'm going to talk about how to build a body part, which is probably the most ignored body part by most people who lift weights, which happen to be your legs. Legs are an incredible body part.

    Date Added: Dec 31, 1969

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