The hamstring muscles, commonly referred to as the “bicep” of the leg, are probably one of the most under valued, overlooked, forgotten and undertrained muscles of the entire body. More than likely it’s because when you look at yourself in the mirror, they are hidden behind you and are rarely seen without the use of a big mirror and some really creative twisting. It’s kind of like a 40 year old man that’s hair is beginning to thin from the back, you don’t really notice it because you normally look at yourself from the head on position. Your quads are the muscles you see when you put your pants on in the morning and probably what you work out the most on your leg day.
Unless your some kind of gym fanatic or fitness competitor, the hamstring muscle will basically fall in line with your traps and calves and will never really be the focus on any of your regular training days and will more than likely not see the same type of intensity as some of your other muscle groups. The way you train your hamstrings will also be dependent upon your lifestyle, current activity level and the gym/fitness center that you currently attend. Unless there is a body building/fitness environment in that particular gym, many of the gyms will not have sufficient hamstring training stations. For those of you that randomly go to the gym just try to stay fit/for health concerns, you’re likely not going to pay close attention them. However, whether your a beginner or a gym rat, these simple tips and exercises will assist you in obtaining the 3 dimensional legs you have always wanted.