Help my hammies!!!

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    Help my hammies!!!


    My quads are starting to overpower my hammies... My current leg workout consists of this please critique.

    Squats
    Leg Press
    Hack Squats
    Seated Leg Curls
    Leg Extensions
    Leg Curls
    Calves.

    I'm tired of just pigs on the back of my legs, I wan't some mean ass hogs!!!

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    Stiff leg deadlifts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobInKuwait
    Stiff leg deadlifts.
    I would suggest this as well. Also if your gym has them try kneeling leg curls, hammer strength made the one we have.
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    on hacks place your feet as for out in front of you as possible while still keeping your back on the pad and go as deep as possible - go well below parrallel - you will definitely feel that in your hams and glutes

    my toes stick out about two inches off the top of the platform when I do hacks just make sure you where non-slip gym shoes and press through the heel
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    I would split my legs into a quad dom and hip dom day. I would do some heavy sets of deads first. Then couple sets of good mornings or sldl. Then fininsh of with some one leg back extensions. Your quad day would start with some heavy squats, then some lunges, follwed by some one leg squats on the hack. Skip the leg curl and leg ext machines, because they suck.
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    Bohica,

    you've got a lot of quad exercises in there.

    I would follow Psoas advice and deadlift, GM, RDL and, if you have access, GHR.

    If you don't have access, try the poor-man's version. Go to the pulldown station and kneel on the pad facing away. Hook your ankles under the knee pad and put your toes on the plate behind. Very important as you need to press the toes back.

    Now, keeping your body as stiff as possible from the knees to the neck, slowly lower yourself down until you need your arms to prevent yourself from hitting the floor. You'll be in a pushup position. Using your arms for a little boost, slowly raise yourself back up by firing your glutes and hams.

    Try six.

    Limp home.

    Good luck.

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    OK, If I broke down legs how would i split it up?

    Workout as of now

    Day 1: Chest/Biceps
    Day 2: Legs
    Day 3: Rest
    Day 4: Shoulders/Tri's
    Day 5: Back
    Day 6: Rest
    Day 7: Rest

    Where would i split it, and where should I place calves??

    Also whats the real name of GHR?

    Thanks,
    BOHICA
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHICA
    Day 1: Chest/Biceps
    Day 2: Legs
    Day 3: Rest
    Day 4: Shoulders/Tri's
    Day 5: Back
    Day 6: Rest
    Day 7: Rest
    Toss in a few exercise, 6-8 sets of hamstring on your back day. Also, might want to readjust your feet placement on exercises like leg press in order to recruit more hamstring involvement. (ie higher on the leg press platform).
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    Glute Ham Raise.

    I'm not the guy to talk to about splits. I almost never use them preferring a total body approach, three days a week.

    This is what I'm doing now...

    Mon
    Squat 10X3
    Dips 4X6 superset with
    Bent Over BB Row 4X6
    Skull Crushers 4X6 superset with
    BB Curl 4X6
    Hanging Leg Raise 4X6

    Wed
    Bench 10X3
    RDL 4X6 superset with
    Standing Military Press 4X6
    Standing Calf Raise 4X6 superset with
    Upright Rows 4X6
    Tricep Pressdown 4X6

    Fri
    Pullups 10X3
    Decline Bench 4X6 superset with
    DB Hammer Curls 4X6
    Seated Calf Raise 4X6 superset with
    GHR 4X6
    Lunges 4X6

    Off days are very light GPP or moderate steady state cardio.

    This hits everything a couple of times a week with different exercises. Eat food and get rest and this'll make you grow.

    For the record, this isn't my program.

    Or try this...

    http://www.ruggedmag.com/forums/inde...opic=2064&st=0

    Goldberg's variation on a Bill Starr program. Get big.

    Sorry, I couldn't help more.

    lefty
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    I think I'm going to break the leg days down like this
    Quads/Calves:
    Squats
    Hack Squats
    Leg Presses

    Back/Hammies/Calves
    Back Exercises
    SLDL
    Good Mornings
    GHR
    Calve exercises

    Sound good?
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    OK I have a hamstring challenge for you guys.

    It is pretty damn strange but it DEFINITELY will work the livin crap out of your hams.

    You kneel down with your feet under something which will prevent you from falling over. Almost like someone was holding your ankles if you were going to do sit ups but in reverse. I wedge my heels under the leg press back support.

    Then you slowly lower your torso towards the floor without using your hands. Then back into the kneeling position. Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by CROWLER
    OK I have a hamstring challenge for you guys.

    It is pretty damn strange but it DEFINITELY will work the livin crap out of your hams.

    You kneel down with your feet under something which will prevent you from falling over. Almost like someone was holding your ankles if you were going to do sit ups but in reverse. I wedge my heels under the leg press back support.

    Then you slowly lower your torso towards the floor without using your hands. Then back into the kneeling position. Good luck
    Didn't I just say that?



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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHICA
    I think I'm going to break the leg days down like this
    Quads/Calves:
    Squats
    Hack Squats
    Leg Presses

    Back/Hammies/Calves
    Back Exercises
    SLDL
    Good Mornings
    GHR
    Calve exercises

    Sound good?
    Bo,

    I'm not as young as you, so I have no idea what your work capacity is, but back exercises as well as SLDLs, GMs and GHRs will probably fry you.

    These are tough exercises.

    I have two exercises a week and my hamstrings are strong.

    Good luck, bro.

    lefty
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    Quote Originally Posted by left field
    Bo,

    I'm not as young as you, so I have no idea what your work capacity is, but back exercises as well as SLDLs, GMs and GHRs will probably fry you.

    These are tough exercises.

    I have two exercises a week and my hamstrings are strong.

    Good luck, bro.

    lefty
    I started thinking that tonight when I was hitting back... especially since I'm starting it with deads. I think I am gonna cut out the GHR's for now at least and see how I feel/look in a month or 2.
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    Try this little beauty we use to develop the hams, glutes and stabilizers of the lower body and core, the swiss ball leg curl... In some ways it's better than the GHR.

    http://www.muscletech.com/TRAINING/S...iss_Ball.shtml
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    Bohica, one thing I've noticed is that dumbell SLDLs fry my hams 10 times more than barbell SLDLs do. Try those out and see how your hams feel the next day
  

  
 

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