Tips for building better hamstrings

Tips for building better hamstrings

Strong hamstrings will help you keep a strong pedal stroke throughout your ride and reduce the risk of injury. Paul Hough, an exercise physiologist at St Mary’s University and author of Advanced Personal Training , explains what they are and what to do if you injure yours. Build better gluteal muscles for cycling Build better hip flexors to improve your cycling Quick exercises to build your strength for cycling How to build a stronger core What are they? Hamstring is the collective term that’s often used for the posterior (rear) thigh muscles. They consist of the semimembranosus, the semitendinosus and the biceps femoris muscles — a series of muscles that span the thigh, crossing both the hip and the knee. The muscles begin just below the buttocks, where they attach to the ischium (the lower part of the hip) and connect onto the top of the lower leg bones (the ...

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