Resistance Band Training for Hamstrings

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Resistance bands isolate hamstring muscles for intense, focused workouts. Develop your hamstrings with instructions from a certified fitness instructor in this free video on resistance band training for hamstrings.

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Hi, I'm Amy Newman, fitness expert and creator of the Perfect 10 Workout. I'm going to show you, how you can use resistance bands to workout your hamstrings. First, we're going to hook one of the ends of the band, to the bottom of your foot, right in the handle, okay. Then, we're going to come on to our hands and knees. And your knees are going to be right underneath your hips. And actually, if you want, you can be on your elbows, as well. Either your hands or your elbows, elbows is a little bit easier on the wrists. So, I'm going to show it, that way. Let's tighten up that band, we're going to do both legs, but we're going to start with one. We're going to lift up the knee and stretch out the leg. From here, we're going to bend this and squeeze the hamstring. Flexing the heel and then, stretching the leg out. Flexing the heel, hips are even and stretching the leg out, squeeze, exhale, as you squeeze the hamstring. Stretch out the leg and squeeze in. Stretch out the leg, pressing it through the heel and squeeze in. Stretch it out and squeeze it in. Now, from here, you can even tighten it up a little bit more. And press that foot up towards the ceiling, for extra hamstring goodness. You'll feel that burn, that's what you want. Little pulses up towards the ceiling and you can even pulse towards your body and open just a little. Little pulses, little pulses, you'll feel it in the hamstring. And then, you want to stretch it out after you've pulsed it and bring your foot down. You come back up, on to your knees and you'll switch feet. I'm Amy Newman, thanks for joining me as I show you, how to work your hamstrings with a resistance band.

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