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accessory exercise for hamstrings
« on: August 26, 2016, 11:32:05 AM »
Just wanted to find out peoples favorite accessory exercise for hamstings. I know deads and squats for the main lift, just looking for everyone's opinions. I'm looking to change it up.

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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 11:38:00 AM »
I like RDLs.
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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 11:57:43 AM »
Lying leg curls
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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 12:34:05 PM »
SLDL
Glute ham raise

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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 12:47:01 PM »
GHR. Glute Ham Raise.

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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2016, 02:23:38 PM »
GHR's are great, however it's hard to find places that have a GHR "machine" or whatever it's called.
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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 02:49:28 PM »
Romanian Dead-lifts and Hamstring Curls are my go to moves. 

Good mornings hit them as well as long as you keep your form good.
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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 11:09:39 AM »
GHR's are great, however it's hard to find places that have a GHR "machine" or whatever it's called.

Ghr's, and the reverse hyper are both great posterior chain developers.  I've got them both in my basement.  There's a ton of great accessory lifts, imho I think the accessory lifts need to be changed every couple months.  If you can't find a ghr try Nordic Falls.  You can set them up with a barbell and power rack. 
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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 03:30:28 PM »
Thanks everyone. I don't have access to a ghr or the room for a dedicated one. I'll check out the rack mounted one though. Is there a big difference between stiff leg dl and rdl? I have incorporated one of them in a routine before I just can't tell which one. Probably a bastardized combo of both. Any cues I should know for them?
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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2016, 03:59:24 PM »
Thanks everyone. I don't have access to a ghr or the room for a dedicated one. I'll check out the rack mounted one though. Is there a big difference between stiff leg dl and rdl? I have incorporated one of them in a routine before I just can't tell which one. Probably a bastardized combo of both. Any cues I should know for them?

RDL you bend your knees slightly and lift the bar from the floor like a deadlift.

SLDL you keep your legs straight and typically you'll stand on something like a box or platform and lower the bar until it hits your shoelaces (or the top of your feet). So it's like a deficit deadlift.

I prefer the latter due to greater ROM.
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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2016, 04:51:13 PM »
I want to start by saying F@$& you Tooth.   :o What the hell are you trying to do to me. I added  nordic falls to my leg routine and holy shit they hurt. No way around it. I'm adding it in as per a t-nation article I read, real slow.  Low reps and low volume until I get better and more used to them . Thanks for introducing them to me. I'll see how things go.




















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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2016, 12:23:01 PM »
RDL's
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Re: accessory exercise for hamstrings
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2016, 03:57:52 PM »
I want to start by saying F@$& you Tooth.   :o What the hell are you trying to do to me. I added  nordic falls to my leg routine and holy shit they hurt. No way around it. I'm adding it in as per a t-nation article I read, real slow.  Low reps and low volume until I get better and more used to them . Thanks for introducing them to me. I'll see how things go.

Ha!  Forgot to mention Nordic falls are a bitch.  Supposed to do them with around a 5 second negative. 

















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