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Top 5 Hamstring Training Mistakes

and how to correct them.

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MISTAKE #4: MINIMIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF STRENGTH GAINS

EXPLANATION

As with insufficient intensity, a related mistake is a failure to emphasize strength gains. If you’re like most  bodybuilders, you know your personal bests in the squat and leg press, and strive each workout to top the workout before. In comparison, bodybuilders tend to think of Romanian deadlifts as a “stretching exercise” and focus less on progressive strength gains, and many are content to churn out the same moderate-to-high rep sets of leg curls with the same weight month after month, believing it’s enough to merely pump blood into their hams. 

SOLUTIONS

  • As with any exercise, focus on doing more reps with the same weight or the same reps with more weight from ham workout to ham workout. A workout log can help you monitor your short-term and long-range progress.
  • Don’t lock your reps into the 10-15 range. Pyramid at least one exercise per ham workout, increasing the weight and decreasing reps until you reach a maximum 6-rep set.

 

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