3 Must-Try Moves For Redefined Hamstrings

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


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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