You can use resistance bands for hamstrings exercises in order to strengthen these muscles which are otherwise so hard to workout unless you have access to machines.
Hamstrings are used for bending the knee and extending the hip, playing a crucial role in your daily movement and sports activities.
Your hamstrings also stabilize your knee joints, so having strong hamstrings can help to prevent or alleviate knee injuries.
In this post, I want to show you what kind of bands are the best for doing leg exercises which strengthen your hamstrings. Then I’m going to show you a few key exercises you can do using these bands.
So let’s begin:
What are the best resistance bands for hamstrings?
One of the most versatile bands available is the 208cm resistance loop:
This band is suitable for doing many different kind of leg, core and upper body exercises. You can check out the complete full-body workout guide here.
Another suitable kind of band is the resistance tube with handles:
Although not quite as versatile as the 208cm loop, you can use this band for many leg exercises which hit your hamstrings. Check out the complete workout guide here.
Lastly, mini resistance loops can be placed around your knees or ankles while doing lower body exercises:
Using these bands will activate your hips, glutes and thighs, and for certain exercises they will also hit your hamstring muscles. See the full workout guide here.
How to use resistance bands for hamstrings
Below I have included several exercises, using all three of the above band types, which are good for strengthening your hamstring muscles.
To see many more exercises, please check out the complete workout guides which I have linked to above.
Seated Hamstring Curl
Lying Hamstring Curl
Stiff Legged Deadlift
Single Leg Deadlift
Diagonal Split Squat
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