157: Leg Curls, Glute-Ham, RDL, or Good Morning for Hamstrings?

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Most everyone does leg curls in the gym, but no so many do RDLs, and even fewer do glute ham raises as often the standard equipment is not even available. But are we missing the boat? What does research tell us about the best way to activate our hamstrings to have the best chance at developing them? Today’s research study compares hamstrings muscle activation during each of the 4 lifts mentioned in the title. The applications half of the episode focuses on the error in making all clients do the same exercises and some thoughts on program design around the hamstrings. John always reviews the full text of every article, but to see the abstract of the study discussed, click here: If you enjoy this podcast you’ll love the MUSCLE Detailz tribe – more info at
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