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Old 04-01-2011, 10:09 PM   #10
ange82much
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i find it difficult to use hammies on the bike too.

Not read the link, but i believe you need less resistance otherwise your quads definitely take over, and concentrate on a flat foot (heel down) at the bottom of the cycle and lifting your knees and flicking your heels up to your butt as you reach the top of the cycle. And concentrate on what you're trying to do!

I definitely feel my hammies in dead lifts though. For that think about elongating your back and neck as long as possible throughout the movement and keep your head in line with your body - i.e. you're looking straight down at the floor when fully bent over.

The other dead cert for feeling hammies is running uphill!!
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