9 Best Hamstring Exercises for Stronger Leg

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Sumo Squat 

Activate inner thighs and hamstrings with sumo squats. Perform wide stance, engage core, lower into squat position, and press back up.

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Kettlebell Swing

Boost cardio, burn calories, target multiple muscles with kettlebell swings. Engage glutes and hamstrings. Hinge, swing, repeat for desired reps.

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Single-Leg Deadlift

Isolate hamstring with single-leg deadlift. Stand on one leg, hinge forward, feel tension in hamstring. Repeat on each leg.

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Basic Bridge

Strengthen hamstrings and glutes with basic bridge exercise. Lie down, lift hips, squeeze hamstrings. Repeat for 10 reps.

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Single-Leg Bridge 

Isolate hamstrings and glutes with single-leg bridge. Lift hips, extend one leg. Repeat on each leg for 10 reps.

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Lying Leg Curl 

Isolate hamstrings with lying leg curl. Adjust machine, lie down, curl legs towards glutes. Repeat for 10-15 reps.

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Leg Press on the Ball

Target lower body, improve core strength with exercise ball leg press. Sit, incline body on ball, bend knees, press through heels. Repeat 10-15 reps.

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Reverse Plank

Strengthen core, glutes, hamstrings with reverse plank. Sit, lift hips, hold for 15-30 sec. Repeat 5-10 reps.

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Traditional Squat 

Squat for overall leg development. Wide stance, weight optional. Engage core, bend legs, hold, push through heels. Repeat for 12-15 reps.

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