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abett07 11-12-2012 01:33 PM

Hamstring training question?
How important is it to perform a knee flexion exercise for the hamstrings?

Can great hamstrings be built with only hip extension movements?

Thanks for any response

Off Road 11-12-2012 01:48 PM

It's not so important for growth because you can get great results from other lifts like pull-throughs, stiff-legged deadlifts, Glute-ham raise, etc.

The leg curls are more important for joint health and should probably see some attention for part of the training year. I believe every joint should be worked in both (or all) directions at some point. No real need to do them all the time though.

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