Hey everyone, this is Samantha here with EFX Sports bringing you another video from Slim, Sexy, & Strong with Samantha Roldan. Today we’re going to be talking about hamstrings. So it’s super simple to target your hamstrings. It’s usually an area that doesn’t get a whole lot of play unless it’s focused on, right? Like we typically focus a lot on our quads when we’re doing isolation. So I’m just going to show you some things that I use to really target them. I hope you guys enjoy coming along.[bg_collapse view=”link-inline” color=”#009ace” expand_text=”Show More …” collapse_text=”Show Less” ]
Okay, so whenever I exercise I like to throw in some plyo work. So the first exercise that I’m going to show you is going to be a jump squat with a squat in between. What that’s going to do is really fire up my legs. Get my hamstrings nice and moving, nice and warmed up for the rest of my exercises.
So the next thing I’m going to show you guys is a Sumo Deadlift with a kettlebell. So you’re gonna want to face your toes outward, kind of have like a wide stance, shoulders back, and I’m gonna get straight down to depth to get that kettlebell all the way to the ground and right back up. So you’re really going to feel this on your hamstrings and your glutes.
So my next exercise is going to be a Straight Legged Romanian Deadlift, and I’m going to be doing that with these dumbbells here. So first thing I’m going to do is just make sure that the shoulders are down, arms are locked out. What I’m going to do is hinge at the waist and go backward, keep soft knees, and really stretch out those hamstrings. Squeeze the glutes at the top.
So, the next hamstring/glute exercise I’m going to be doing is a step-up, well, alternating step-up. And so I’m just gonna focus on being flat-footed and coming up with my opposite leg, stepping down, and switching. So you want to make sure that you’re keeping a decent pace, this is also going to accelerate your heart rate and double as partially a HITT workout.
So the next exercise I’m going to do is a Bulgarian Split Squat. Now, I like to place my foot flat or push up against the bottom ledge instead of going flat. I just feel like I have a little bit more stability, and I also get to feel it in the front of my opposing quad. So, I’m going to step out here, and just go all the way down, and back up.
Hey guys, that was it for my hamstring video for Slim, Sexy, & Strong with Samantha Roldan. Make sure that you ‘like’ the video and subscribe to the page so you don’t miss any more of my content, okay? So we’re going to be covering a lot of fun stuff; diet tips, pro tips, as well as a lot more exercises. I’ll see you guys soon.[/bg_collapse]