Hamstring Articles

Quads may get most of the attention from athletes, but hamstrings are equally important to develop lower-body power. If you want to Squat more? Train your hamstrings. Want to run faster? Hamstrings. Same goes for changing directions, building more overall strength and improving your balance. Don't just focus on one side of the body. Train your hamstrings with workouts from STACK experts.

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You're Probably Neglecting Your Posterior Chain. Here's How to Train It

To achieve maximum strength levels, you must be well-rounded in your training. Many athletes are quick to train the "beach muscles"—biceps, trice...

What Is 'Quad Dominance' and Why Does it Affect Almost Everyone?

Balance is a word that gets thrown around a lot in the performance world. For myself, when I talk about someone being balanced, I'm referring to the b...

College Football Player Shows Off Mind-Blowing Hamstring Strength in Viral Video

There are hamstrings, and then there are ham-ropes.  Jalen Camp has some heavy duty ham-ropes. In a recent viral video, Camp, a rising senior wide...

How to Build Hamstrings Equipped for Extreme Speed

The hamstrings are essential to running fast. In my first article on high-speed hamstrings, we established the functions and key unique characters ...

Why Every Athlete Should Know and Love the GHR

Few bodyweight exercises are as difficult or as effective as the Glute Ham Raise (GHR) when it comes to building strength and muscle. The Pull-Up equi...

3 Excellent Hamstring Exercises You've Never Seen Before

I believe your hamstrings are one of the biggest keys to unlocking your athletic potential. You know, those muscles on the back of your thighs that...

Jump Higher With These 10 Tips You've Never Tried Before

For some athletes, vertical jump height is a major pain point. Everyone wants to jump higher, and when no one's proud of a weak vert. Those ...

The Best Training Tool to Strengthen Your Posterior Chain and Prevent Knee Injuries

Most gyms don't have a Glute Ham Developer, or GHD. If your gym does, it's likely misused, underused or not used at all. That's a shame, because th...

6 Lower-Body Exercises Every Combat Athlete Should Add to Their Routine

Combat athletes are known for their lightning-quick reflexes and upper-body strength, but the real power in combat sports comes from having a balanced...

This Drill From Giancarlo Stanton Might Be The Most Brutal Lower-Body Exercise We've Ever Seen

Giancarlo Stanton is a terrifying athlete. The 6-foot-6, 249-pound New York Yankees outfielder launched 59 home runs and totaled 132 RBIs in 2017 e...

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