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Four Hamstring Exercises That Will Make Her Toes Curl!


Give your muscles the core strength training it requires!

Warmup: All Fours Belly Lift

All Fours Belly Lift

Get on your hands and knees with your palms flat on the ground beneath your shoulders. Exhale and round your back toward the ceiling. Keeping your back curved, take four to five breaths, then relax. That’s one rep. Do five

Warmup: 90-90 Hip Lift

90-90 Hip Lift

 

Get in the position shown above. Exhale. Lift your pelvis so your lower back flattens against the floor. Maintain that as you breathe in, and then fully out. Hold the end of the exhales for three to five seconds. Take five breaths; hold the exhale on each. Repeat this five times.

Day One: Deadlift

Deadlift

Hold a pair of dumbbells. Hinge at the hips by pushing your glutes back, and lower the weight in front of your legs. Lower the weight as far as your flexibility allows, then push with your hips and thighs to bring it back up. Do three sets of eight to 10 reps.

Day One: Ball Leg Curls

Ball Leg Curls

Lie on the floor with your heels on top of a stability ball. Lift your pelvis so that your body forms a straight line from head to heels, exhale, and then use your heels to roll the ball toward your glutes. Do three sets of eight to 10 reps.

Day Two: Single-Leg Deadlift

Single-Leg Deadlift

Hold a dumbbell in your left hand. Hinge at the hips to lift your left leg as you lower the weight down. Return to standing. Do three sets of eight to 10 reps.

Day Two: Nordic Hamstrings

Nordic Hamstrings

Kneel with your feet secured. Exhale and lower your torso toward the floor. Keep the movement slow and controlled for as long as you can. When you start to accelerate forward, place your hands in front of you. Press through your hands to push yourself back up.
Do three sets of three to five reps.