While most gym-goers focus on building the muscles they can see (e.g., chest, biceps, quads), they are missing out on several major muscle groups that play an important role in performance and aesthetics, such as the hamstrings. The hamstrings consist of 4 muscles located on the back of the upper legs. Along with the quads, the hamstrings add shape, size, strength, and stability to your legs.
Having underdeveloped and/or weak hamstrings negatively impacts your physique and performance and increases your risk of injury, especially to the knee. Since the hamstrings cross the knee and hip joint, it’s important to do a combination of exercises that involve knee flexion and hip hinging to fully develop the hamstrings.
Using cables is a good idea because you can do a wide variety of exercises with a few attachments. Cables place constant tension on the muscle, providing a new stimulus for muscle growth. Since there are countless hamstring exercises you can do with cables, we’ve decided to highlight the top ones so you don’t waste your time on ineffective exercises.
If you’re looking to build and strengthen your hamstrings, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to find out what cable hamstrings exercises are worth doing.[Read more…]