Our hamstrings consists of 3 muscles the semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and the biceps femoris. The hamstrings cross 2 joints, the hip and the knees, and they are involved in hip extension as well as knee flexion. (Picture source) Runners tend to neglect their hamstrings in their strength training and flexibility routines and resulting at times in strains, tears and pulls. Many times this injury occurs because of a muscular imbalance, the quadriceps being more dominant or stronger than the hamstrings. This type of injury is very difficult to heal, sidelining runners for weeks. So I will be sharing some exercises you can introduce into your training.
Perform 2-3 sets 12-15 reps, where required choose an appropriate weight.
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