March 30th, 2017
Faith Leatherman deadlift

How To Build Your Hamstrings With 3 Simple Bar Exercises

Time to build up those hamstrings! From PrettyFit Athlete Faith Leatherman!

1. Straight Legged Deadlift

With feet shoulder width apart, hold a preset barbell in front of your body. Slowly bend at your hips while keeping the bar close to your legs all the way down. Then, come back up (keeping bar close)to end in the beginning position. Do 4 sets of 15 reps.

2. Good Mornings

With feet shoulder width apart, have the preset barbell on your back as if you were going to perform a squat. Bending the knees slightly, slowly bend at the waist (think of bowing with semi straight legs). Bend forward until you feel a stretch, then come back up to the starting position. Do 4 sets of 12 reps. (for these, more so than the other two exercises, be mindful of the weight and your form to remain safe when bending forward with significant weight on your upper back)

3. Sumo, Straight Legged Deadlift

With feet in a sumo stance (wide stance), hold the preset barbell in front of your body. Slowly bend at your hips, like the first exercise, until you feel a stretch in the back of your legs. Then, come back up, keeping the bar close to your body, to end in the beginning position. Do 4 sets of 15 reps.

Faith Leatherman

Faith is a 20-year-old, college student, from Chicago. She is currently in the process of obtaining her certifications in personal training and nutrition. She is finishing her degree in creative writing and is incredibly passionate about health and fitness. She hopes to inspire and help others through fitness and push people to be the happiest, healthiest versions of themselves! Follow Faith on Instagram (@faithlfit)

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