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3 Must-Try Moves For Redefined Hamstrings

Add these lower-body blasters to your workout for tighter, sleeker legs.

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Reverse Hamstring Curl

woman demonstrating leg exercise

“This challenging exercise can be done at home or the gym. It requires no machines—only body control.”

  • Kneel on the floor with your ankles hooked securely under an immovable object.
  • Contract your hamstrings and slowly lower yourself as close to the floor as possible, keeping hamstrings and abs engaged throughout the movement.
  • Catch yourself with your hands in a pushup position; keep your elbows slightly bent.
  • Flex hamstrings and press yourself up with your arms to return to start, keeping your back flat and abs engaged.

TIP: “Do this exercise at the end of your workout, when your hamstrings are thoroughly warmed up. Be careful not to bend forward at the hips while performing this move.”

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