Hamstring Workouts

We have a variety of Hamstring Workout options to try and most include a variation of Leg Curls and Stiff Legged Deadlifts. See below for more exercises you can incorporate and a proper form guide for each primary exercise.

Hamstring Workout

  • Leg curls – warm up then 4 sets 6-10 reps
  • Standing leg curls – 5 sets 6-10 reps

Hamstring Workout Option 2

  • Leg curls – warm up then 4 sets 6-10 reps
  • Standing leg curls – 5 sets 6-10 reps
  • Straight leg deadlifts – 5 sets 8-12 reps

Hamstring Workout Option 3

  • Bent over leg curls – warm up then 3-4 sets 8-12 reps
  • Smith Machine Stiff Legged Deadlift – 4 sets 8-10 reps
  • Lying Leg Curls – 4 sets 8-12 reps

Dennis James Hamstring Routine

  • Lying Leg Curls – 4 sets 10-12 reps
  • Standing one leg curls – 4 sets 10 reps
  • Stiff legged deadlifts – 3 sets 10 reps

Hamstring Exercises

The Best Hamstring Exercises you can do are Leg Curls, Straight Leg Deadlifts and Standing Leg Curls. We’ve got you covered with a proper form description for each.

Lying Leg Curls

Purpose of the Leg Curls is to Develop the Hamstring

Proper form for Lying Leg Curls

Lying face down with your heels under the padded bar and hands gripping the support handles in the front, curl your legs up as far as possible flexing and contracting as hard as possible at the peak of the rep, lower slowly and repeat.

Straight leg Deadlifts

Purpose of the Straight leg Deadlifts is to Strengthen the Hamstrings and Lower Back

Proper form for Straight Leg Deadlifts

Grab a barbell with an overhand grip and come to a straight up standing position. Lock your legs and bend forward keeping your back completely straight and stay looking forward, continue until your midsection is about parallel to the floor. While pulling back up pull your shoulders back and arch your back at the top.

Check back often as we are constantly adding new workouts. We would love to hear about your own Hamstring Workouts in the comments!