Your hamstrings are the some of the most powerful muscles that you have. In order to maximize your athletic training and reduce your risk of injury – it is important to have strong hamstrings. Strong hamstrings will serve you well for a lifetime by protecting your knees for damage.

When training your legs be sure to focus on your hamstrings with leg curls. Pairing hamstring exercises with diligent squatting and quad training will help create your strongest legs and knees ever.

Squat exercises can be great for your hamstring, but must be done carefully and safely. Practice deep squats without added weight in the beginning. Be sure that your buttocks falls just below the parallel of your knees. Most people do not realize that they are not deeply squatting during their workouts, which puts more pressure on the knees than the hamstring. This increases your risk of injury and leaves your
hamstrings weak.