Glutes get all the love and hamstrings tend to get tossed aside. They greatly contribute to a muscular and toned leg and can really help emphasise the glutes. They help extend the hip and are the main knee flexors. They are crucial in walking, running and jumping and have to be strong enough to not be overpowered by their friends the quads. The exercises shown are some of your best options for hamstring development. They aren’t categorised by which part of the hamstrings they are working.
Running is cardiovascular exercise per excellence. I love it and it’s great for you. But there is a catch. Running can also put stress on your body—mainly in the lower limbs and joints. The build-up of this stress can lead to tightness, loss of flexibility and mobility in the lower body, which can limit performance and may even lead to injury.
I really enjoyed the Horseshoe Ridge hike! It is a challenging but rewarding walk in the heart of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. This awe-inspiring trail across wild Welsh moorland and up the four majestic peaks of Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big offers magnificent views stretching for miles. Check out the hiking route!
While over stretching may not necessarily be good for your lower back, in this guide I explain how to wisely stretch the muscles that need to be stretched and the exercises that are the most beneficial to you. These exercises target the muscles that tend to get tight and sore to give you relief form sciatica, piriformis syndrome, lower back pain and chronic back pain.