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    beth0beth is offline Joe Blow
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    Best workouts for UPPER hamstrings

    I'm trying to target my upper hamstrings, specifically the area just under my butt. It seems like squats, deadlifts and leg lifts just build my glutes and middle/lower part of my hamstrings. Can you tell me some workouts that specifically target that upper area where your hamstring meets your butt?

    Thanks!

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    Big_Idiot is offline 45h45h5hfghfghnsnfg
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    Deadlifts, but also the seated leg press works exactly there! And leg Curls

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    Drex is offline Third Set
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    I feel it the most in that area when doing heavy lunges.

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    xswtsalvationx0 is offline Second Set
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    I feel the soreness in that area when I do Deadlifts

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    matt182 is offline Needs to Deload
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    you cant target the upper hammys. The fibres run in the one direction, all the way from your bum bone to below your knee..

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    Karky is offline Former member of VulgarityGang
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    What is it you want? do you want one of those hams that sorta run into the glutes, instead of ham - bulge inward - glute? If so, then a lot of hip extension exercises like deadlifts, RDLs, GMs, etc will help do that. They won't build the upper hams, because as Matt said, you can't, but they help get that hamstring flowing into glute thing if that is what you are looking for.

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    LeiYunFat is offline We are all one
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    The hamstring has two functions: hip flexion and knee flexion. If you train both you'll get a nice response from the hams and by extension your ass.

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    matt182 is offline Needs to Deload
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    you mean hip extension

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    Karky is offline Former member of VulgarityGang
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    yeah he does, he was probably just testing you

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    zennode is offline Warming Up
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    For your hamstrings try these two exercises. They are killers!

    Bodyweight Hamstring-Leg Curl

    Bodyweight Glute Ham Raise

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    LeiYunFat is offline We are all one
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    Caught me!

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