The back of your thigh is home to your hamstrings. There are four muscles that make up the hamstrings, the biceps femoris long head and short head, the semitendinosus, and the semimembranosus. You use your hamstrings to lift things off the floor, to walk, run, jump, and to help you decelerate. Weak or dysfunctional hamstrings can result in knee pain, knee injury and hamstring strains. 

  Femur -thigh bone.  Fibula - smaller bone in your lower leg.  Tibia - larger bone in your lower leg.

Femur-thigh bone. Fibula- smaller bone in your lower leg. Tibia- larger bone in your lower leg.


  Medial Condyle of Tibia-  rounded protrusion on the upper, inner, area of your tibia.

Medial Condyle of Tibia- rounded protrusion on the upper, inner, area of your tibia.

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Get up off your couch and give the following exercises a try.

  TRX Hamstring Curls:  Put your heels into the TRX straps then lay on your back. Lift your hips off the floor and then bring your feet towards your butt. 

TRX Hamstring Curls: Put your heels into the TRX straps then lay on your back. Lift your hips off the floor and then bring your feet towards your butt. 

  TRX Single Leg Hamstring Curls:  Same cues as regular hamstring curls, but this time you alternate bringing in your legs. 

TRX Single Leg Hamstring Curls: Same cues as regular hamstring curls, but this time you alternate bringing in your legs. 


  Glute Ham Raise:  Hook your heels under a sturdy, immovable bar. You can wrap a mat around it to provide cushioning. Engage your abs and glutes, then keeping a neutral spine slowly lower yourself toward the floor. Keep lowering until you cant control yourself anymore and then catch yourself in a push up position. Push yourself back up to a starting position. 

Glute Ham Raise: Hook your heels under a sturdy, immovable bar. You can wrap a mat around it to provide cushioning. Engage your abs and glutes, then keeping a neutral spine slowly lower yourself toward the floor. Keep lowering until you cant control yourself anymore and then catch yourself in a push up position. Push yourself back up to a starting position. 

  Glute Ham Raise with Bosu:  Adding the bosu will decrease the difficulty of the exercise since you will have less distance to travel and can push yourself back up to the starting position easier. 

Glute Ham Raise with Bosu: Adding the bosu will decrease the difficulty of the exercise since you will have less distance to travel and can push yourself back up to the starting position easier. 

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