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Old 04-01-2011, 04:35 PM   #9
Eliana
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Originally Posted by natamars View Post
I also find it hard to work my hamstrings. Surprised you don't feel anything on deadlifts though. Are you using handweights or a body bar? You could try increasing the weight. Two other things to try:

1) Does your gym have a weight machine for hamstrings? usually you lie on your stomach and curl your legs in toward your butt?

2)Lie on your back with your feet on top of a stability ball. Roll the ball toward your butt using your legs. I feel this one right away!
I have used dumb bells and a barbell for dead lifts and hesitate to add weight because I DO feel it in my back. I'd rather protect it.

I've the second exercise you mention and again, it's the quads that give out before the hamstrings feel it.
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